This chapter addresses a special category of cases in which an asserted patent is, or has been declared to be, essential to the implementation of a collaboratively-developed voluntary consensus standard, and the holder of that patent has agreed to license it to implementers of the standard on terms that are fair, reasonable and non-discriminatory (FRAND). In this chapter, we explore how the existence of such a FRAND commitment may affect a patent holder’s entitlement to monetary damages and injunctive relief. In addition to issues of patent law, remedies law and contract law, we consider the effect of competition law on this issue.
Contreras, Jorge L.; Cotter, Thomas F.; Jong, Sang Jo; Love, Brian J.; Petit, Nicolas; Picht, Peter George; Siebrasse, Norman; Sikorski, Rafał; Suzuki, Masabumi; and de Werra, Jacques, "The Effect of FRAND Commitments on Patent Remedies" (2018). Utah Law Faculty Scholarship. 130.