EU – Commission to set out EU approach to SEPs

Posted: December 8th, 2017

Communication from the Commission to the Institutions on Setting out the EU approach to Standard Essential Patents “In view of current developments, the Commission considers that SEP licencing should be based on the basis of the following principles: – There is no one-size-fit-all solution on what FRAND is: what can be considered fair and reasonable […]


FR – Core v. LG

Posted: May 12th, 2017

Core Wireless Licensing (“Core”) asserted five patents related to UTMS, GSM, GPRS, EGPRS and LTE against LG Electronics France (“LGEF”) and LG Electronics Inc. (“LGEI”). In a ruling dated 17 April 2015, the Paris Court of First Instance ruled that none of the patents were essential to the standards and dismissed Core’s claims. In a […]


NL – Sun v. Novartis / Supreme Court

Posted: May 8th, 2017

Sun Pharmaceutical Industries (Europe) B.V. v. Novartis AG, Supreme Court of the Netherlands, 14 April 2017, Case No. ECLI:NL:HR:2017:692 Preliminary injunction proceedings. Patent for second medical indication. Swiss-type claim. Novartis owns EP 1 296 689 with a Swiss type claim for use of zoledronic acid in the preparation of a medicament for the treatment of […]


UK – Unwired Planet v. Huawei / FRAND

Posted: April 6th, 2017

Unwired Planet International, Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd and Huawei Technologies UK Co. Ltd v. Unwired Planet LLC, High Court of Justice, London, UK, 5 April 2017, [2017] EWHC 711 (Pat) 806. In summary, my conclusions on the law are: (1) As a matter of French law the FRAND undertaking to ETSI is a legally enforceable […]


NL – Philips v. Wiko, Archos, Asustek

Posted: March 29th, 2017

Koninklijke Philips NV v. Wiko SAS, Case no. ECLI:NL:RBDHA:2017:2719, Koninklijke Philips NV v. Archos S.A., Case no. ECLI:NL:RBDHA:2017:2720, Koninklijke Philips NV v. Asustek Computer Inc., Asus Europe B.V. and Asus Holland B.V., Case no. ECLI:NL:RBDHA:2017:2721, District Court The Hague, 22 March 2017 The present dispute concerns an alleged infringement of the rights of Koninklijke Philips […]



Posted: February 14th, 2017

Archos S.A. v. Koninklijke Philips N.V., NL, District Court of The Hague, 10 February 2017, citation number: ECLI:NL:RBDHA:2017:1025 Prior to this case, Philips had brought three patent infringement cases regarding UMTS SEPs against Archos in the Dutch court’s accelerated regime. In response, Archos filed this case on the merits, purely regarding the FRAND questions at […]


UK – Philips v. Asustek

Posted: September 15th, 2016

Koninklijke Philips NV v Asustek Computer Inc., HTC Corporation and others, UK Patents Court, Arnold J, 9 September 2016, Neutral Citation Number [2016] EWHC 2220 (Pat) This judgment relates to a preliminary issue in a dispute between Philips and ASUS/HTC.  In the main dispute Philips have alleged that the defendants have infringed patents that are […]


UK – Samsung v. Unwired Planet & Ors

Posted: May 31st, 2016

Samsung Electronisc Co Ltd, Samsung Electronics (UK) ltd v. Telefonaktiebolaget L M Ericsson, Unwired Planet International Ltd, Court of Appeal, London, UK, 27 May 2016, [2015] EWHC 2097(Pat) Appeal by Samsung against part of the order of Birss J of 21 July 2015 which struck out one of Samsung’s competition law defences to a claim for […]


News – SEP/FRAND Mediation and Arbitration Seminar

Posted: May 23rd, 2016

The School of International Arbitration is pleased to present details of the 1st Joint Seminar organised with the WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center. The discussions will focus on the theme of “SEP/FRAND Mediation and Arbitration”. Topics will include: – Standardisation process – How litigation resolves SEP/FRAND disputes – SEP/FRAND mediation and arbitration – Calculation of […]