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Standard Essential Patents

The Standard Essential Patents Group provides comprehensive counselling on SEP litigation and licensing .


In the last few years, there has been a marked rise in litigation in relation to matters related to Standard Essential Patents (SEP’s). Our firm has more than 10 years of SEP litigation and licensing experience, assisting our clients to negotiate fair, reasonable, and non-discriminatory (FRAND) licenses.

Driven by our clients’ innovation, our own IP experience, understanding of multi-jurisdictional litigation and our business-centric approach, we are well positioned to draw on our knowledge of SEP/FRAND disputes to help advise clients at all levels of the supply chain from end users to module and chip manufacturers.

As a leading global patent litigation practice, many of our lawyers carry vital scientific and technical backgrounds, which provide a valuable level of understanding that complement our business understanding of SEPs and licensing and ensure that clients also understand the complex issues at stake in this rapidly evolving space. We provide the full range of support for SEP related matters, including multi-faceted and complex negotiations from the first interaction with the SEP patent owners, and with the different players in the supply chain. Our services also included infringement, invalidity and essentiality analyses, as well as US litigation, multi-jurisdictional litigation management, and FRAND licensing negotiations.