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In Bloomberg Law, IP Litigators Examine IP Risk and Opportunities in 5G Cellular Technology

Practices: Intellectual Property, Patent Strategy, Patent Litigation, Domestic and International IP Licensing and Technology Transactions, Intellectual Property / Antitrust, Litigation, FinTech, Technology, Media & Telecommunications, Standard Essential Patents

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The deployment of 5G cellular technology will bring new technical developments but will also usher in a new round of licensing disputes and potential litigation. The success of 5G will depend on whether non-traditional markets, such as the Internet-of-Things, can identify and respond to the licensing and enforcement challenges presented by 5G standard-essential patents.

In the first of a three-part article series in Bloomberg Law addressing the legal issues surrounding 5G, IP litigation partners Steven Pepe and Kevin Post (both of New York) and IP litigation associate Allen Cross (Washington, D.C.) identify intellectual property challenges that will result from these new 5G uses. The article explores conflicts that are expected to emerge as new competitive relationships develop. The authors explain how lessons learned from the licensing and litigation of 4G technology can be applied to issues that will arise as 5G becomes the next dominant communications standard.

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