- Patents Court holds a Philips Telecoms SEP valid (Koninklijke Philips v Asustek and HTC)
- What was the background?
- What did the court decide?
- Case details
IP analysis: The Patents Court dismissed Asustek and HTCs allegation that one of Philips’ Standard Essential Patents (SEPs) was obviousness over two items of prior art and held the patent valid and infringed by Asustek and HTC. The essentiality of the patent was not in dispute. These proceedings also concern the validity and essentiality of two other patents owned by Philips, which will be heard in a separate trial. Issues relating to Philips' undertaking to the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) to grant licenses on fair, reasonable and non-discriminatory (FRAND) terms will, if necessary, be addressed in a further trial.
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