Assisting with Licensing Negotiations

We assist businesses in the licensing of patents related to technical standards. Licensing of essential and non-essential patents is not just about negotiation of the patent licensing agreement. Many other factors can influence the amount that each business may have to allocate for essential licensing, including the cross-licensing of relevant intellectual property that is of value to a prospective licensor. This may be by filing homegrown patents or acquiring relevant patents that are capable of being cross-licensed with the prospective licensor, thereby reducing overall licensing fees.

Consultancy Services

Our consultancy services include: -

  • preparation of reports on the issues to address in essential patent licensing 
  • technical assessments on the use of allegedly essential patents
  • creating, devising and implementing IP strategies
  • assisting in the acquisition or licensing of patent portfolios
  • assisting with the negotiation of licenses
  • review of the supply chain and patent licensing indemnities offered by suppliers
  • financial modelling on the impact of essential and non-essential licensing


We can provide reports relating to 2G (GSM/GPRS/EDGE), 3G (3G/W-CDMA) and 4G (LTE).

Our reports address the current licensing position for patents that are held by the holders of large portfolios of essential patents.

We look at the licensing stance of the key players, identify the key areas for companies to focus on when entering into licensing negotiations. We look at the potential license costs and the potential barriers to entry into the mobile products market.

We assess the current issues and opportunities in the field of essential patent licensing for new market entrants and for  companies looking to renegotiate their existing agreements. We outline the key points and risks to be considered when developing the strategy appropriate for a developer or vendor of mobile products.

In the past we have prepared reports relating to DECT, ATM and TETRA standards.