Standard Essential Patents (SEP): is EU interventionism the solution, to ensure licencing negotiations on FRAND terms?

Standard Essential Patents SEP

Standard Essential Patents (‟SEPs”), despite only representing 2 percent of the total population of patents currently in force, are critical to the development of international technical standards, relating to technologies such as 4G, 5G, Wi-Fi, computer, audio/visual, in the ‟Internet of Things” ecosystem. Yet, SEP licencing is archaic, often requiring lengthy and draining court litigation…

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Freedom of speech in the creative industries: how did it all go so wrong?

Freedom of speech in the creative industries

While cancel culture and culture wars are attacks on freedom of speech and freedom of expression which come from the bottom, the virulence of the latest onslaught on freedom of the press and creative expression now comes from the top. States, government structures, public and private companies, oligarchs as well as other plutocrats are using…

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