Continental, Apple, others want FCC to overstep its mandate by injecting itself into standard-essential patent licensing and litigation

Certain companies and their lobbying fronts are pushing the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to support those organizations’ efforts to devalue standard-essential patents (SEPs). The most vocal one of them is automotive supplier Continental (see Conti’s latest filing, dated July 29), but Apple and its astroturfers (see this July 2021 filing (PDF)) are also involved.The specific context has docket no. OET 19-138 and relates to the use of the 5.850-5.925 GHz spectrum block for Cellular-V2X (C-V2X) purposes. Put differently, Conti, Apple, and their friends are trying to hijack a spectrum regulation process for their gain, and their pretext–the suggestion that…

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