This book is a very useful reference guide on how de jure and de facto standards are being developed and how these standards compete against each other. The book also looks at how FRAND commitments are being determined across countries, how these disputes have played out, especially in Asia, and how they can be better dealt with in future globally.

The book gives a broad overview of the business model of dominant SEP patentees and analyzes some standards for FRAND licensing of SEPs which are converging in major Asian jurisdictions. It highlights the need for ex ante regulation in the FRAND licensing of SEPs and suggests how we can reconcile conflicts which may arise from different legal standards.

This book provides detailed and comprehensive analysis of recent SEP cases with an emphasis on Asia and will interest anyone who wishes to have more insight into the legal, policy, industrial and economic implications of such issues.

chapter 1|23 pages


As a matter of standard for Asia and beyond?
Edited ByKung-Chung Liu

part Part I|61 pages

The formation of standards and some economic observations

chapter 2|16 pages

De facto standards

ByJiyu Zhang

chapter 4|24 pages

Standard setting organizations, standard essential patents and FRAND terms

An economic observation
ByFelix Conde, Lanhua Li, Can Huang

part Part II|84 pages

Beneficiaries and enforcement of FRAND declarations/commitment

chapter 5|38 pages

U.S. perspectives

ByWilliam Hubbard

chapter 6|22 pages

Asian perspectives

ByJyh-An Lee, Sang Jo Jong

chapter 7|22 pages

UK perspective

ByPeter Damerell, Tess Waldron

part Part III|188 pages

Asian case law and global experiences

chapter 9|21 pages


ByMasabumi Suzuki

chapter 10|20 pages


ByJinyul Ju

chapter 11|23 pages

IPR protection and antitrust regulation of SEPs in China

ByLiyang Hou, Mengchi Tian

chapter 12|26 pages

Standard essential patents and FRAND licensing

A view from India
ByBiswajit Dhar, Reji K. Joseph

chapter 13|20 pages

The paradox of relief

Reconciling remedies in patent law and competition law for FRAND cases in India
ByFeroz Ali

chapter 14|28 pages

FRAND as a legal concept at the intersection between competition law and intellectual property law

The road ahead for Singapore?
ByBurton Ong

chapter 15|30 pages

European experiences

EU and Germany
ByMatthias Leistner

part Part IV|39 pages

Regulated self-regulation