IP² Working Paper No. 17002
by Indranath Gupta and Vishwas H. Devaiah

Original date: January 5, 2017
Published at Complications and Quandaries in the ICT Sector

Keywords: CCI, prima facie orders, investigation, FRAND negotiations

ABSTRACT:

This paper seeks to understand the SEP related incidents in the ICT cases leading up to the stage of prima facie investigation by the Competition Authority of India (CCI). The prima facie investigation decides abuse of dominance and may trigger further investigation. This paper observes the process of investigation adopted by CCI upon a complaint filed by an implementer and looks at the further possibility for the CCI to consider certain relevant information, while initiating investigation against the SEP holder.

 

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