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Supreme Court—English courts can determine terms of global licences for portfolios of standard essential patents (Unwired Planet v Huawei)

Supreme Court—English courts can determine terms of global licences for portfolios of standard essential patents (Unwired Planet v Huawei)
Published on: 28 August 2020
Published by: LexisPSL
  • Supreme Court—English courts can determine terms of global licences for portfolios of standard essential patents (Unwired Planet v Huawei)
  • What are the practical implications of the judgment?
  • What was the background?
  • What did the Supreme Court decide?
  • English courts’ jurisdiction
  • Appropriate forum
  • Non-discrimination
  • Abuse of dominant position
  • Remedies
  • Case details

Article summary

IP analysis: The Supreme Court has decided that the contractual arrangements which the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) has created under its intellectual property rights (IPR) policy give the English courts jurisdiction to determine the terms of a licence of a portfolio of patents which includes foreign patents. Andrew Bowler, partner, and Matthew Hunt, associate, at Bristows LLP examine the court’s decision. or take a trial to read the full analysis.

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