Non-Discrimination Under FRAND Commitment. One Size Fits All, or Does Not Fit at All? The Example of Wireless Technology: IoT and 5G
les Nouvelles - Journal of the Licensing Executives Society, Volume LIV No. 4, December 2019
11 Pages Posted: 18 Dec 2019
Date Written: October 15, 2019
This paper discusses the “Non-Discriminatory” limb of FRAND in the standard development context. Initiatives, such as Avanci, or comparable licensing practices in the music sector, will be presented. The discussion will focus on the Internet of Things and 5G technology markets, assessing the importance of standardised technology, and potential reasons for competition law to be on alert.
Keywords: non-discrimination under FRAND, FRAND, wireless technology, IoT; 5G
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