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.
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.
Sara Ashby (Wiggin) provided the introductions and was keen to remind everyone that the AIPPI’s Annual patents round up at Hogan Lovells (hosted by Andrew Lykiardopolous QC) will be on 10 December 2018 (mince pies TBC: Dan Brook of Hogan Lovells to be held responsible)
Richard got us under way by reviewing the background to the decision, and covering off where we stand now: Huawei are apparently intending to appeal to the Supreme Court.… Read more...