About All Things FRAND

About All Things FRAND

After more than 10 years engaging on these issues, ACT created this website as a repository for judicial cases, administrative cases, and agency guidance on FRAND related issues, academic articles that are generally in line with the FRAND principles listed on the About web page, and other authoritative writings about standards and FRAND licensing. 

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    Ericsson, TCL Battle Over FRAND Patents in 'Cutting-Edge' Case

    The Recorder
    February 16, 2017

    “A new front in the smartphone wars formally opened Tuesday as TCL Communication Technology Holdings Ltd. and Ericsson Inc. kicked off a bench trial over fair, reasonable and nondiscriminatory (FRAND) licensing for 4G LTE technology.

    Shenzhen, China-based TCL is asking U.S. District Judge James Selna of Santa Ana, California, to set a FRAND rate and award damages for Ericsson's alleged breach of FRAND commitments. TCL, which markets Alcatel- and BlackBerry-branded phones in the United States, argues that Ericsson is discriminating among licensees by offering TCL less favorable terms than it extends to the likes of Apple Inc. and Samsung Electronics Co.” - [READ MORE]

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