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The Department of Justice’s Long Awaited and Much Needed Course Correction on FRAND-Assured Standard-Essential Patents

November 2017

On November 10, 2017, the Assistant Attorney General (AAG) for the Antitrust Division of the Department of Justice, Makan Delrahim, announced a crucial course-correction for policies involving standard-essential patents (SEPs) that a patent holder has voluntarily committed to license on fair, reasonable, and non-discriminatory (FRAND) terms. This article summarizes key takeaways from Delrahim's address.

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