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A fair, reasonable and non-discriminatory decision from London

In April the High Court in London issued a decision that could have profound consequences for FRAND-based licensing deals worldwide

On April 7 Justice Colin Birss, sitting in the High Court of England and Wales in London, handed down his judgment in Unwired Planet v Huawei ‒ a case relating to the licensing of standard-essential patents (SEPs) on a fair, reasonable and non-discriminatory (FRAND) basis. Birss came down on the side of licensor Unwired Planet and provided a long and detailed explanation as to why he had decided to do so.

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