Exclusive patent licences under English law: Five pitfalls the licensee must avoid


Katharine Stephens looks at four cases decided in the last few years and draws out of them five "rules" which exclusive licensees must follow if they want to retain the rights to sue infringers.

26 January 2021

The Wuhan Submarine surfaces at Christmas, to be met by a Texan TRO


Samsung had an interesting Christmas present for Ericsson: an ex-parte anti-suit injunction from Wuhan, China on Christmas morning. Ericsson replied yesterday with an Anti-Anti Suit injunction in the form of a Temporary Restraining Order from Marshall, Texas. ...

29 December 2020

What's next for FRAND?


In autumn last year the world watched the UK Supreme Court’s televised broadcast of the hearing in the conjoined cases of Unwired Planet v. Huawei, and Conversant v. Huawei and ZTE. There were rumors that the decision would be published by Christmas.

29 December 2020

Tech & Comms - 2021 Challenges, Opportunities and Predictions


2020 has been one of the most challenging years in living memory, as governments, businesses and individuals have had to adapt to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. The enforced global lockdowns have put a spotlight on the importance of Tech & Comms ...

23 December 2020

High Court considers requirements for an exclusive patent licence (Neurim v Mylan)


In the LexisNexis case analysis, Senior IP Associate, Will Smith, talks about the decision in the following matter: Neurim Pharmaceuticals (1991) Ltd & Anor v Generics UK Ltd (t\a MYLAN) [2020] EWHC 3270 (Pat). This case concerned the licensing of patented ...

22 December 2020