The Indian patent office has released a discussion paper on ‘Standard Essential Patents and their availability on FRAND terms’ on 1-3-2016. Views and suggestions are invited from public by 31-3-2016. Besides outlining the issues, the paper refers to the judicial approach in various countries and states that in India the jurisprudence is in a nascent stage. The section on ‘Issues for Resolution’ seeks views on whether existing provisions in the various IPR related legislations and anti-trust laws need to be amended, whether there is a need for prescribing guidelines on setting or fixing the royalties in respect of Standard Essential Patents and defining FRAND terms, basis to decide terms of royalty, whether total payment of royalty should be capped, remedy for settlement of disputes and how to determine whether a patent declared as SEP is actually an Essential Patent, particularly when bouquets of patents are used in one device.