Will Changes to the IEEE’s Patent Policy Create Unnecessary Risk and Uncertainty?

20 minute read | March.01.2023

Updates to the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers’ (IEEE) Patent Policy for standards development came into effect on January 1, 2023. While the updates are relatively minor, they may add unneeded uncertainty to the Patent Policy’s injunction and reasonable rate provisions.

In this article for Competition Policy International, Orrick’s Emily Luken and James Tierney examine the background of the updates, the associated pressure campaign from a few companies that culminated in the updates, and the likely effect of the text updates going forward.