Published on 29 July 2013 @ 5:36 pm
United States Confounded By Standard-Essential Patents
By Steven Seidenberg for Intellectual Property Watch
The United States is in a muddle over standard-essential patents. The nation’s courts and its executive agencies all agree that these patents play vital roles in the economy, but they disagree about what remedies are available when these patents are infringed. A recent decision by the US International Trade Commission has added to the confusion.