Bloomberg Law
March 18, 2019, 6:46 PMUpdated: March 19, 2019, 2:58 PM

Ericsson, Qualcomm Laud Justice Dept.'s Patent Stance (Corrected)

Malathi Nayak
Malathi Nayak

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 ...