Earlier today the Supreme Court handed down judgment in the joined appeals known to most of us as Unwired Planet v Huawei. The unanimous judgment of the Supreme Court, handed down over video by Lord Hodge, commended Justice Birss for an impressive first instance decision, and upheld the court of appeal on every issue.
On 27 August 2020 at 4pm myself, Ben Longstaff and Nick Zweck will be hosting a webinar to give a first response to the Unwired Planet judgment. The plan is to consider which FRAND issues the Supreme Court’s decision has resolved, look at what remains to be decided, and address the consequences of the decision for UK intellectual property practitioners.… Read more...
On 13 November 2018 AIPPI held a rapid response seminar on the SEP Litigation and FRAND licensing decision of the Court of Appeal in Huawei v Unwired Planet  EWCA Civ 2344.
This is Part Two of this article. Please see here for Part One.
Part Two looks at the responses to the Judgment and its wider consequences. We kick off again with Richard Vary and Sir Robin Jacob.
The Consequences of the Judgment
Whether the FRAND obligation extends to an obligation to license to all parties is currently a hot topic.
Does the Unwired Planet Judgment indicate that FRAND undertakings oblige licensors to licence to other parties at all parts of the supply chain?… Read more...
On 13 November 2018 AIPPI held a rapid response seminar on the decision of the Court of Appeal in Huawei v Unwired Planet  EWCA Civ 2344. What follows is a write up of the event – the first part is an analysis of the issues in the case and the arguments on appeal – the second part contains further insight from the hosts into the Judgment and its effect on global SEP and FRAND litigation more generally.
(Part Two is available here).
The evening was hosted by The Rt. Hon. Prof. Sir Richard Jacob (UCL) and Richard Vary of Bird & Bird (formerly of Nokia), in response to the handing down by the Court of Appeal of its much-awaited Judgment in the Huawei v Unwired Planet Standard Essential Patent (SEP) Litigation, in relation to 2G/GSM,3G/UMTS and 4G/LTE technologies used in mobile phones. … Read more...