Dr. Mario Lopez Discusses RAND Royalty Rates in Law360


In a recent Law360 article, “Economic Principles Behind Innovatio Approach To RAND Rate,” Dr. Mario Lopez examines the top-down approach adopted by the court for determining RAND royalty rates for 802.11 Wi-Fi standard essential patents owned by Innovatio IP Ventures LLC.

Dr. Lopez explains several economic issues involved in the case, specifically those at the nexus of royalty apportionment and stacking, determining the maximum overall royalty burden for all Wi-Fi standard essential patents (SEPs), and accounting for the variation in SEP values. He discusses how the top-down approach may help insure patent holders are awarded royalties that reflect their technological contributions while simultaneously addressing the risks of royalty stacking. 

Read the article here.


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