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In Bloomberg Law, IP Litigators Evaluate Licensing and Litigation of 5G Standard-Essential Patents

Practices: Intellectual Property, Intellectual Property Litigation, Intellectual Property Transactions, Patent Strategy, Patent Trial & Appeal Board (PTAB) Proceedings, ITC Proceedings / Section 337, Internet of Things, Technology, Media & Telecommunications, Litigation, Administrative Litigation, FinTech

5G wireless technology continues to be deployed rapidly, with some of the newest smartphones now supporting 5G and wireless service providers continuing to build out nationwide 5G networks. In the years since 3G and 4G were launched, cellular wireless technology—including its prominence in different industries, interrelation with other technical standards, and its patenting in the U.S. and abroad—has evolved significantly. 

This third installment of the Bloomberg Law three-article series reviews how these changes may inform licensing and litigation strategies for patent owners and implementers of 5G technology—with a particular emphasis on injunctive relief and how the availability of that relief may play a key role in international 5G standard-essential patent (SEP) disputes. The article was authored by IP litigation partners Steven Pepe and Kevin Post (both of New York) and associate Shong Yin (Silicon Valley).

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