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 […]


UK – Unwired Planet v. Huawei and Samsung – CAT Referral

Posted: May 3rd, 2016

Unwired Planet International Ltd v. Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd et al., High Court of Justice, Chancery Division, Patents Court, 29 April 2016, Neutral Citation Number: [2016] EWHC 958 (Pat) Samsung filed an application requesting that the competition law aspects of the Unwired Planet v. Huawei and Samsung case should be transferred to the Competition Appeal […]


DE – Saint Lawrence Communications v. Deutsche Telekom

Posted: December 22nd, 2015

Mannheim Regional Court rejects FRAND defence in its first ruling on the issue following the ECJ ruling Huawei vs. ZTE On 27 November 2015, the Mannheim Regional Court (case 2 O 106/14) granted an injunction against Deutsche Telekom based on European patent EP 1 125 284, which was found to be essential for the AMR-WB […]


NO – TCO v. Vosstech

Posted: December 9th, 2015

TCO AS v. Vosstech AS, Bjørgum Mekaniske AS, Stig Ove Bjørgum, Gulating Court of Appeal, 15 May 2015, LG-2013-162132 The case concerned whether Vosstech AS’s VT-C barrier plug infringed TCO’s patent on barrier plugs (used to seal oil wells). The case also concerned violations of the Marketing Control Act with regard to unfair business practice […]