The England & Wales Court of Appeal confirms jurisdiction over a standard essential patents dispute (Huawei / ZTE)

On 30 January 2019, the UK Court of Appeal issued a judgment in the case pitting Conversant Wireless against two telecommunications companies, Huawei and ZTE. In this case, Conversant was seeking injunctive relief and damages against both companies in relation to the alleged breaches of its patents which it considered to be essential to various standards of the European Telecommunications Standards Institute. Conversant Wireless commenced proceedings before the UK courts

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