Intellectual Property

Patents and Standards: Practice, Policy, and Enforcement (AIPLA Treatise)

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Patents and Standards: Practice, Policy, and Enforcement explains how to help clients handle patent preparation, prosecution, and portfolio development of standard-essential patents (SEPs), plus licensing and litigation issues for patents and standards.

Authors

American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA)


Michael L. Drapkin



Michael Drapkin is a partner in the Intellectual Property Group at Holland & Hart LLP. He counsels some of the world’s most sophisticated and innovative technology companies in protecting their intellectual property, and on the interplay of patents and standards. He is Editor-in-Chief of the AIPLA/Bloomberg Law treatise Patents and Standards.



Description

Technical standards, particularly for information and communications technology (ICT) industries, require use of patented technologies, as reflected by continuing growth in Wi-Fi and cellular standards. Understanding issues relating to the use of patented technologies in technical standards is more important now for patent practitioners than ever before. Patents and Standards: Practice, Policy, and Enforcement is the definitive resource in this area. Patent prosecutors can learn the standards process and how to advise clients on strategies for patent preparation, prosecution, and portfolio development in the standards area. Patent litigators need to understand the unique issues regarding enforcement of standard-essential patents (SEPs). In-house counsel who want to build more valuable SEP portfolios will learn to develop portfolios, create effective licensing programs, and manage outside counsel.

Summary of Contents

Part I. Standards: History, Organizations, and Policy Considerations

Chapter 1. Reasons for Standardization and a Brief History of Standardization

Chapter 2. Standards of Today: Innovation and Interoperability

Chapter 3. Standards Setting Bodies—Organization and Governance

Chapter 4. Standards and Intellectual Property Rights Policies

Part II. Best Practices for Patent Prosecution and Portfolio Development for

Standards-Related Technology

Chapter 5. Understanding Standards Documents and Interfacing with Engineers

Chapter 6. Standard-Essential Patent Portfolio Development

Chapter 7. Preparation of Standards-Related Patents

Chapter 8. Claiming Strategies

Chapter 9. Prosecution of Standards-Related Patents in the United States

Chapter 10. International Prosecution

Part III. Patent and Standards: Licensing and Litigation

Chapter 11. FRAND Licensing of Standard-Essential Patents

Chapter 12. Potential Antitrust and Unfair Methods of Competition Issues With

Unilateral Conduct Involving Standard-Essential Patents

Chapter 13. Litigation Overview and Forum Selection

Chapter 14. Litigation Royalties and Remedies


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