2018 Patent Marketplace Trends: ETRI Continues Its Attempts to Exclusively License Patent Assertion Entities
- December 10, 2018
Category: Patent Market, Patent Watch
The second half of 2018 saw a number of NPEs launch US litigation campaigns asserting patents developed by the Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute (ETRI), a South Korean research institution. In at least two of those campaigns (including one kicked off by Sol IP, LLC last week), the plaintiffs are purported exclusive licensees of the patents-in-suit—an arrangement that has yielded mixed results for ETRI and its licensees.