The UK Supreme Court hands down a judgement between a software and a telecommunication company, providing answers on questions concerning the English Courts’ approach to FRAND disputes (Unwired Planet / Huawei)

The UK Supreme Court has handed down its long-awaited judgment in the Unwired Planet v Huawei and Conversant v Huawei & ZTE proceedings ([2020] UKSC 37), providing answers on several key questions concerning the English Courts' approach to FRAND disputes. In a unanimous judgment, the Supreme Court has rejected the appeals in the joined Unwired Planet (“UP”) and Conversant cases. In Unwired Planet v Huawei, UP obtained a UK injunction against Huawei to restrain Huawei's infringement of two of UP's SEPs, and in Conversant v Huawei & ZTE, Huawei and ZTE challenged the jurisdiction of the English courts to hear a FRAND dispute on the basis that the Chinese court would be the natural and appropriate forum for the dispute. What issues were addressed? The Supreme Court considered

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Paul Brown, Katie McConnell, Ian Moss, The UK Supreme Court hands down a judgement between a software and a telecommunication company, providing answers on questions concerning the English Courts’ approach to FRAND disputes (Unwired Planet / Huawei) , 26 August 2020, e-Competitions August 2020, Art. N° 96557

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