Patents: UK jurisdiction over global FRAND licence

The Court of Appeal has confirmed that the UK Patents Court has jurisdiction to try a claim for infringement of UK standard essential patents against Chinese as well as UK defendants where the relief sought was a global fair, reasonable and non-discriminatory ...

05 March 2019

Appeal decision in Unwired Planet

The Court of Appeal judgment in the Unwired Planet v Huawei case has been handed down this morning (23 October 2018). We previously reported on the first instance judgment from April 2017 and the subsequent decision dealing with confidentiality in that ...

23 October 2018

UK FRAND – home or away?

In just two months, jurisdictional challenges against FRAND cases have reached apparently opposite results in the English Patents court. Conversant secured jurisdiction, but Apple did not. So what's the difference?

31 May 2018

A telecoms Blockbuster: Beijing High Court upholds patent injunction in IWNCOMM v Sony

As China’s IP system continues to advance, the Beijing High Court has issued a new blockbuster decision on patents, FRAND and telecoms injunctions.

17 April 2018

England “clearly the most appropriate forum” for FRAND dispute: Carr J in Conversant v ZTE

Mr Justice Henry Carr has today rejected the Defendants’ jurisdiction challenge in a major telecoms licensing dispute, Conversant v ZTE [2018] EWHC 808 (Pat)

16 April 2018