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30 November 2018

How a Chinese court would have decided the <em>Unwired Planet</em> appeal

Previous FRAND-related rulings indicate judges in China could set a global rate, would adopt the hard-edged non-discrimination obligation and would consider the parties' negotiation behaviours when reaching their decisions 

29 November 2018

OPINION: It's time to sort out the connected car disconnect

TCL v Ericsson and Unwired Planet v Huawei send two very different messages to auto companies being approached by patent pools such as Avanci to take SEP licences, says Unified Patents' chief IP counsel Jonathan Stroud 

30 October 2018

What every SEP owner and licensee needs to know about the <em>Unwired Planet</em> decision

In upholding the first instance judgment of Mr Justice Birss last week, the Court of Appeals in London has confirmed the UK as a go-to jurisdiction for FRAND-related disputes

23 October 2018

Court of Appeals in London upholds <em>Unwired Planet v Huawei</em> to provide big boost to SEP holders globally 

Decision to confirm the original Birss judgment is likely to ensure that the UK becomes a major centre for the resolution of FRAND-related disputes

09 October 2018

UK judge reins in ZTE’s China counter-suit against Conversant

But IAM research shows the NPE led by Boris Teksler is facing a barrage of Chinese invalidity actions from both ZTE and its co-defendant Huawei.

28 July 2017

Conversant's London SEP suit underlines Europe’s growing appeal for FRAND licensing disputes

The growing status of London’s High Court as a venue of choice for licensing disputes involving standard essential patents (SEPs) was reinforced this week when Conversant filed a lawsuit against ZTE and Huawei, accusing the Chinese telecoms giants…

07 April 2017

The UK's first-ever court decision on FRAND/SEP licensing could be a global game-changer

On Wednesday, the High Court sitting in London handed down the UK’s first-ever decision in a case relating to the licensing of standard essential patents on a FRAND basis. It came down on the side of licensor Unwired Planet in its dispute with…

07 April 2017

Ecstasy and agony for Huawei after $11.6 million China win and landmark FRAND dispute loss in the UK

This has been a week of agony and ecstasy for Huawei on the patent litigation front. In a landmark judgment, a UK court ruled that the Chinese telecoms giant must pay NPE Unwired Planet (UP) worldwide royalties for infringing two of its patents…

01 December 2016

Europe’s patent landscape post-Brexit

The decision by UK voters to leave the European Union has thrown plans for the Unified Patent Court into chaos. Specialists from three top European law firms discuss what is likely to happen now, as well as other key issues

20 December 2015

Good news for SEP owners, growing NPE interest, EPO turmoil, UPC progress & more - Europe's IP market in 2015

Following on from my colleagues identifying the big stories and trends in both the Asian and US IP markets in 2015, it is my job to do the same with Europe. Having spent a bit of time thinking about this, I can’t identify anything really huge that…

08 December 2015

Vringo's $21.5 million global settlement with ZTE reflects the IP market's new realities

US PIPCO Vringo announced late yesterday that its Vringo Infrastructure subsidiary had reached a litigation settlement and licence agreement with Chinese telecoms major ZTE, bringing to an end a sprawling, multi-jurisdictional and at times…

24 November 2015

Unwired Planet CEO praises judge’s technical knowledge after major UK court win against Samsung and Huawei

Yesterday Unwired Planet notched up a significant court victory in London in an infringement case against Huawei and Samsung. The NPE’s patent in question was found to be both valid and infringed by the Asian tech giants. The trial is one of a…

30 October 2015

RPX keeps tabs on Europe as continent's significance in global patent market continues to grow

One of the features of the global patent market in recent years has been the rise in importance of Europe as an assertion venue. Patent owners are increasingly turning to the continent’s courts to bring lawsuits, particularly in Germany where they…

04 October 2015

It's no surprise that Unwired Planet has decided to fight SEP suit against Huawei, Google and Samsung in London

Tomorrow Unwired Planet is scheduled to begin a series of face-offs against Huawei, Samsung and Google at the Patents Court in London. At issue are alleged infringements of five standard essential patents (SEPs) owned by the NPE that were…

12 June 2015

Microsoft, IBM, ARM, Shazam, BAE and leading NPEs get together to tackle patent market’s transparency troubles

IPBC Global 2015, being held next week at the Palace Hotel in San Francisco, will host the launch of the Open Registry of Patent Ownership (ORoPO) - a new project aimed at creating a more efficient global patent market by encouraging openness and…