The UK Patents Court declines application to transfer dispute on FRAND to UK Competition Appeals Tribunal (Unwired Planet / Huawei / Samsung)

UK Patents Court refuses to transfer Unwired Planet competition claims to CAT* Background and status of proceedings In summary, Unwired Planet is asserting a number of patents against Huawei and Samsung, both of whom sell mobile devices and infrastructure equipment. The litigation has been divided into a series of trials to make it more manageable. Trials A to D are technical trials which relate to patents declared essential to various standards including GSM, UMTS and LTE. Trial E involves a non-standard essential patent. The 6th trial is a 'non-technical trial', and forms the basis of the present application. The patents in trials A and C have been found valid and essential/infringed. The patents in trial B were found invalid for obviousness. Trial D was scheduled to begin last

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  • Hogan Lovells (London)

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Eibhlin Vardy, The UK Patents Court declines application to transfer dispute on FRAND to UK Competition Appeals Tribunal (Unwired Planet / Huawei / Samsung), 29 April 2016, e-Competitions April 2016, Art. N° 81682

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