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US Judges Are Warning Implementers To Take FRAND Negotiations Seriously, Or Else

Mintz Member Daniel Weinger was quoted in IAM regarding recent trends in jury verdicts that may have consequences for holders of standard essential patents. Dan comments on the recent G+ verdict which ordered Samsung Electronics to pay $67.5 million for infringement of two SEPs. He addresses the two-way nature of SEP licensing discussions and the repercussions of bad faith negotiations. 

Daniel said, “The days of unmitigated efficient infringement and holdout by implementers may not be over, but this opinion should indicate that such behavior is unlikely to continue without consequences.”