Resource for preparing, prosecuting, developing, and litigating standard-essential patents
Technical standards in the information and communications technology industries use complex patented technologies. This interplay between patents and standards has increased in importance given the continued growth in Wi-Fi and cellular standards. This trend is expected to increase as new or next-generation standards are developed for the Internet of Things (IoT), and yet to be developed applications.
In 2016, the American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA) and Bloomberg Law formed a partnership to address this exciting area, filled with contention and important policymaking goals, by bringing together global, leading practitioners in communications technology to author an essential guide to support the current and future trends impacting the industry.
Bloomberg BNA has recently released a new book titled: Patents and Standards: Practice, Policy, and Enforcement. The book includes invaluable standards information and strategies for professionals working in the standards field.
Patent prosecutors will gain an understanding on the standards process to advise clients on strategies for patent preparation, prosecution, and portfolio development in the standards area. Patent litigators will learn more about the unique issues regarding enforcement of standards-essential patents (SEPs). In-house counsel who want to build more valuable SEP portfolios may also reference the book to develop portfolios, create effective licensing programs, and manage outside counsel.
Holland & Hart’s Michael L. Drapkin served as Editor-in-Chief and Chair of the Editorial Board. Other notable contributors at the firm included Paul Schramm and Phil Harris, two of the Lead Editors, chapter contributors Ian Clouse, J. Scott Karren, and Per Larsen, and lead footnote editors Ben Dailey and Zach LaFramboise. Special thanks goes to the AIPLA, to the many other authors, editors, and content contributors, and to Bloomberg BNA.
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Michael Drapkin, Editor-in-Chief on launch of new industry-leading patents and standards book