The UK Patents Courts considers Articles 101 and 102 TFEU in FRAND dispute relating to standard essential patents (Unwired Planet / Huawei / Samsung / Google / Ericsson)

Give us a FRAND: Unwired Planet v Huawei & Samsung* On 29 January, Mr Justice Birss gave judgment in the second UK patent trial between Unwired Planet, Samsung and Huawei, holding that two of Unwired Planet's patents are invalid for obviousness. The case concerns patents that were declared essential to telecommunication standards developed by the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI). Standard essential patents (SEPs) are patents which would inevitably be infringed by operating in accordance with a standard. Since, for example, all modern smartphones must implement 4G, 3G and 2G telecommunications standards, SEPs are of great value to their holders. Any smartphone manufacturer will inevitably infringe on such SEPs and should take a licence for the use of SEPs in

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Igor Nikolic, The UK Patents Courts considers Articles 101 and 102 TFEU in FRAND dispute relating to standard essential patents (Unwired Planet / Huawei / Samsung / Google / Ericsson), 21 July 2015, e-Competitions July 2015, Art. N° 81683

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