The UK’s Unwired Planet

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...

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...