Patent Assertion Entities and Legal Exceptionalism in Europe and the United States, a Comparative View

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Jorge L. Contreras

University of Utah - S.J. Quinney College of Law

Peter Georg Picht

University of Zurich - Institute of Law; Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition

Date Written: September 13, 2017

Abstract

Patent assertion entities are playing an increasing role in patent policy and patent litigation, both in the U.S. and Europe. Analyzing the resulting case law, mainly in the SEP/FRAND context, this article shows similarities as well as differences in the approaches taken by U.S. and EU courts.

Keywords: patent, NPE, PAE, FRAND, SEP, remedy, injunction, royalty, Huawei

JEL Classification: K41, O34

Suggested Citation

Contreras, Jorge L. and Picht, Peter Georg, Patent Assertion Entities and Legal Exceptionalism in Europe and the United States, a Comparative View (September 13, 2017). Max Planck Institute for Innovation & Competition Research Paper No. 17-11. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3036578 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3036578

Jorge L. Contreras (Contact Author)

University of Utah - S.J. Quinney College of Law ( email )

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United States

Peter Georg Picht

University of Zurich - Institute of Law ( email )

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Zurich, CH-8001
Switzerland

Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition ( email )

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Munich, Bayern 80539
Germany

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