Japan’s automakers Toyota, Nissan and Honda are under request for payment by Texas-based patent pool Avanci for their use of standard essential patents relating to connected-car technology. < According to local media, Avanci has requested that the Japanese automakers pay $15 per car for the use of standard essential patents, or SEPs,
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Toko is a senior correspondent in Tokyo covering antitrust, anti-bribery & corruption, financial services and regulatory issues in Japan. Before joining MLex, she has worked as a journalist for The Wall Street Journal, Dow Jones News, Bloomberg News and Time Magazine.