Thursday, January 19, 2023

Call to vote: FOSS Patents article nominated for Antitrust Writing Awards by Concurrences and George Washington University

I am humbled and honored to announce that one of my articles has been nominated for Concurrences and George Washington University Law School's 2023 Antitrust Writing Awards. As a result, I would be grateful if you could vote for the article in case you believe it deserves your support.

The article first appeared here on FOSS Patents, and was republished by Concurrences under the following headline: The US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit Holds That Standard Essential Patent Holders May Choose to Only License End-Product Makers (Continental / Avanci).

You can find the "VOTE FOR THIS ARTICLE" box below the abstract on the following page:

Whoever may win, this nomination has already exceeded my expectations. By now, FOSS Patents is indeed at least as much of an antitrust blog as it is an intellectual property blog. FRAND-pledged standard-essential patents (SEPs) are at the intersection of both fields of law. But I also comment on competition cases that are not centered around patent licensing and enforcement, such as in my previous post on the opening of a Brazilian antitrust investigation into Apple's App Store practices. I am, of course, thinking about the best approach for the future to these two topics and have some ideas, but it's too early to share them. Again, your vote will be much appreciated, provided that you feel the article provided a useful summary of the Fifth Circuit panel opinion in Continental v. Avanci. By now that dispute is over as Conti refrained from seeking cert.

The voting period will end on March 14th.