The Effect of FRAND Commitments on Patent Remedies

Patent Remedies and Complex Products: Toward a Global Consensus, Ch. 5 (Brad Biddle, Jorge L. Contreras, Brian J. Love, and Norman V. Siebrasse, eds., Cambridge University Press, Forthcoming)

University of Utah College of Law Research Paper No. 286

94 Pages Posted: 14 Sep 2018 Last revised: 27 Sep 2018

Jorge L. Contreras

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

Thomas F. Cotter

University of Minnesota Law School

Sang Jo Jong

Seoul National University - College of Law

Brian J. Love

Santa Clara University School of Law

Nicolas Petit

University of Liege - School of Law; Hoover Institution; University of South Australia - School of Law

Peter Georg Picht

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

Norman Siebrasse

University of New Brunswick - Fredericton - Faculty of Law

Rafał Sikorski

Adam Mickiewicz University

Masabumi Suzuki

Graduate School, Nagoya University

Jacques de Werra

University of Geneva

Date Written: September 12, 2018

Abstract

This chapter addresses a special category of cases in which an asserted patent is, or has been declared to be, essential to the implementation of a collaboratively-developed voluntary consensus standard, and the holder of that patent has agreed to license it to implementers of the standard on terms that are fair, reasonable and non-discriminatory (FRAND). In this chapter, we explore how the existence of such a FRAND commitment may affect a patent holder’s entitlement to monetary damages and injunctive relief. In addition to issues of patent law, remedies law and contract law, we consider the effect of competition law on this issue.

Keywords: remedies, patent, standards, FRAND, standards-essential patent, SEP

Suggested Citation

Contreras, Jorge L. and Cotter, Thomas F. and Jong, Sang Jo and Love, Brian J. and Petit, Nicolas and Picht, Peter Georg and Siebrasse, Norman and Sikorski, Rafał and Suzuki, Masabumi and de Werra, Jacques, The Effect of FRAND Commitments on Patent Remedies (September 12, 2018). Patent Remedies and Complex Products: Toward a Global Consensus, Ch. 5 (Brad Biddle, Jorge L. Contreras, Brian J. Love, and Norman V. Siebrasse, eds., Cambridge University Press, Forthcoming); University of Utah College of Law Research Paper No. 286. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3248726

Jorge L. Contreras (Contact Author)

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

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Thomas F. Cotter

University of Minnesota Law School ( email )

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Sang Jo Jong

Seoul National University - College of Law ( email )

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Brian J. Love

Santa Clara University School of Law ( email )

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Santa Clara, CA 95053
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Nicolas Petit

University of Liege - School of Law ( email )

B-4000 Liege
Belgium

Hoover Institution ( email )

Stanford, CA 94305
United States

University of South Australia - School of Law ( email )

GPO Box 2471
Adelaide SA 5001
Australia

Peter Georg Picht

University of Zurich - Institute of Law ( email )

Raemistrasse 74/57
Zurich, CH-8001
Switzerland

Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition ( email )

Marstallplatz 1
Munich, Bayern 80539
Germany

Norman Siebrasse

University of New Brunswick - Fredericton - Faculty of Law ( email )

P.O. Box 4400
Fredericton, New Brunswick E3B 5A3
Canada
506-453-4725 (Phone)
506-453-4548 (Fax)

Rafał Sikorski

Adam Mickiewicz University ( email )

Wieniawskiego 1
Poznan, 61-712
Poland

Masabumi Suzuki

Graduate School, Nagoya University ( email )

Furo-cho, Chikusa-ku
Nagoya-City, 4648601
Japan
+81-52-789-4576 (Phone)
+81-52-789-4576 (Fax)

Jacques De Werra

University of Geneva ( email )

Unimail
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Geneva, CH - 1205
Switzerland
41223798510 (Phone)
41223798467 (Fax)

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