Four technology companies—Ericsson Inc., Qualcomm Corp., Nokia Corp., and Koninklijke Philips N.V.—want the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office to side with the Justice Department on standard-essential patent licensing.
Companies with patents on standard technologies typically license them to product manufacturers under fair, reasonable, and non-discriminatory terms.
Makan Delrahim, the assistant attorney general in charge of the department’s antitrust division, has said...
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(Earlier version incompletely characterized the Justice Department position endorsed by the companies.)