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FRAND Licensing Levels under EU Law - components or end-device?

29 May 2020

Presented by: Prof. Jean-Sébastien Borghetti , Professor of Private Law at University Paris II Panthéon Assas

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And: Dr. Igor Nikolic, Senior Fellow at University College London Centre for Law, Economics & Society

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Analyses whether EU law imposes an obligation on holders of standard essential patents (SEPs) to license at all levels of the value chain, including at component level. The location of the appropriate licensing level in the value chain is becoming a crucial question in the IoT debate as more and more industries will gain cellular connectivity (automotive, home appliances, agriculture, healthcare, etc). Provides extensive and practical analysis of this issue from the perspectives of general principles of EU constitutional law, patent law, contract law and competition law.

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