Unwired Planet – AIPPI Rapid Response Seminar – Part 2

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 [2018] 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...

Unwired Planet – AIPPI Rapid Response Seminar – Part 1

On 13 November 2018 AIPPI held a rapid response seminar on the decision of the Court of Appeal in Huawei v Unwired Planet [2018] 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. 

UP’s stock jumped 20% when they won on the first patent in the case: EP2229744B1

Introductions

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...