Going forward, FRAND terms and price structure become more consistent and fluid throughout the industry, almost standardized. Patent owners seek a reasonable level of pricing and maintain the spirit of technology standardization. Both makers and users benefit from more stable, forecasted pricing. Viable products are not withheld from selected markets. SSOs and contributors team and collaborate based on proven bylaws and contract terms.
Eliminates entitlement to injunctive relief in extreme cases of IP users failing to comply with legitimate FRAND terms. If only damages apply, standard adopters may take their chances in court rather than pay a licensing fee. Stringent bylaws may reduce, not enhance, future participation in standards creation. Adding new contract provisions without a patent owner's consent would conflict with freedom of contract.