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Patents and Standards: Practice, Policy, and Enforcement

Technical standards, particularly for information and communications technology (ICT) industries, require use of patented technologies, as reflected by continuing growth in Wi-Fi and cellular standards. This trend will only increase as new or next-generation standards are developed for the Internet of Things, and yet unforeseen applications.

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Description

 Understand how to prepare, prosecute, develop, and litigate standards-essential patents.

 Technical standards, particularly for information and communications technology (ICT) industries, require use of patented technologies, as reflected by continuing growth in Wi-Fi and cellular standards. This trend will only increase as new or next-generation standards are developed for the Internet of Things, and yet unforeseen applications. Understanding issues relating to the use of patented technologies in technical standards is more important now for patent practitioners than ever before. Patents and Standards: Practice, Policy, and Enforcement is the definitive resource in this area and a must-have book for any patent practitioner working in the standards field.

Patent prosecutors will use the book to understand the standard process and advise clients on strategies for patent preparation, prosecution, and portfolio development in the standards area. Patent litigators will use this book to understand the unique issues regarding enforcement of standards-essential patents (SEPs). In-house counsel who want to build more valuable SEP portfolios will use this book to develop portfolios, create effective licensing programs, and manage outside counsel.

Part I looks at the history, organizations, and policy considerations involved in setting standards. Part II offers best practices for patent prosecution and portfolio development for standards-related technology, including interfacing with engineers, portfolio development, preparation of SEPs, claiming strategies, and prosecution in the U.S. and other countries. Part III examines licensing and litigation issues for patents and standards, including FRAND licensing, antitrust issues, and litigation forum selection and remedies. Contributing authors provide their perspectives on the key issues in this complicated and contentious area, and offer practical guidance, charts, tables, timelines, practice tips, and more. 

Summary of Contents

  • Part I. Standards: History, Organizations, and Policy Considerations
  • Chapter 1: Reasons for Standardization and a Brief History of Standardization
  • Chapter 2: Standards of Today: Innovation and Interoperability
  • Chapter 3: Standards Setting Bodies – Organization and Governance 
  • Chapter 4: Standards and Intellectual Property Rights Policies
  • Part II. Best Practices for Patent Prosecution and Portfolio Development for Standards-Related Technology
  • Chapter 5: Understanding Standards Documents and Interfacing With Engineers
  • Chapter 6: Standards Essential Patent Portfolio Development
  • Chapter 7: Preparation of Standards-Related Patents
  • Chapter 8: Claiming Strategies
  • Chapter 9: Prosecution of Standards-Related Patents in the United States
  • Chapter 10: International Prosecution
  • Part III. Patent and Standards: Licensing and Litigation
  • Chapter 11: FRAND Licensing of Standard-Essential Patents
  • Chapter 12: Potential Antitrust and Unfair Methods of Competition Issues With Unilateral Conduct Involving Standard-Essential Patents
  • Chapter 13: Litigation Overview
  • Chapter 14: Litigation Royalties and Remedies

 

 

Authors

Bloomberg BNA authors and editors are practicing professionals with insider perspectives and real-life experience. Learn more about this book’s authors and editors.
The AIPLA, founded in 1897, is a national bar association constituted primarily of lawyers in private and corporate practice, in government service, and in the academic community. It represents a wide and diverse spectrum of individuals, companies, and institutions involved directly or indirectly in the practice of patent, trademark, copyright, trade secret, and unfair competition law, as well as other fields of law affecting intellectual property. Its members represent both owners and users of intellectual property. For more information, visit www.aipla.org.

 

Michael L. Drapkin is a partner in the Intellectual Property Group at Holland & Hart in Denver, CO. Mr. Drapkin counsels some of the world’s most sophisticated and innovative technology companies on patent and standards. He focuses on managing the preparation and prosecution of standards-related patents in the U.S. and abroad, along with counseling, and opinion matters. He leads a team of 40-plus EE-focused patent attorneys, agents, and engineers.

 

American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA) 

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