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Chinese Supreme Court Sets License Fees for Audio Standard Patents in Phones

China's Supreme People's Court (SPC) recently issued a ruling in Advanced Codec Technologies (ACT) v. OPPO, setting the license fees in China for six standard essential patents (SEPs) related to an audio coding standard. The Court ordered OPPO to pay 15.4 million yuan (approximately US$

WTO Meeting Discusses Chinese Office Device Standards, Procurement Law

At a recent WTO Committee on Trade-Related Investment Measures meeting, Japan brought up previously raised issues related to office device standards and China's procurement law, but China argued that this committee was not the appropriate place to discuss them.

Chinese Court Rules on 5G FRAND Rates

Last November, a Chinese court set a global FRAND (fair, reasonable, and non-discriminatory) rate for a standard essential patent (SEP) in a dispute between Chinese phone maker OPPO and Finnish multinational company Nokia. This is the first Chinese court decision setting global FRAND rates for 5G phones. A summary of

WTO TRIMs Committee Meeting Discusses Chinese Standards, Procurement Law

At the February meeting of the WTO's Committee on Trade-Related Investment Measures, Japan raised concerns with China's draft standards for office devices and its draft government procurement law.

China Raises U.S. EV/Semiconductor Subsidies at WTO Meeting

At the November 2022 meeting of the WTO's Council for Trade in Goods, for which the minutes were recently circulated, several issues related to trade with China were raised for the first time (including U.S. subsidies on clean energy and semiconductors), and various other previously raised issues

U.S. Standards Agency Studying China's "Policies and Influence in the Development of International Standards for Emerging Technologies"

On November 4, the U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) issued a notice [] soliciting public comment on China's "policies and influence in the development of international standards for emerging technologies," pursuant to a

New Atlantic Council Report Discusses China's Role in International Standards

A new report [] by the Atlantic Council's GeoTech Center entitled "Standardizing the Future: How Can the United States Navigate the Geopolitics of International Technology Standards?" provides some helpful background and insights on China's role
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