FRAND issues are at the heart of the most significant patent cases in Europe (in the UK, Germany and France – please see our previous alert here). After the Nokia vs Daimler decision last week by the Mannheim Court, and decision handed down in Sisvel v. Haier earlier in May by the German Supreme Court, the UK Supreme Court has issued its much awaited decision in Unwired Planet v. Huawei on Wednesday, September 26.
The UK Supreme Court handed down a judgement confirming that English courts have the power to set global licensing rates for multinational patent portfolios under European telecom standards on Wednesday, August 26, 2020. This ruling places the UK on the map, alongside both France and Germany, as an attractive destination for litigation.
Our recent client alert provides insight into the judgement and the future impact on litigation.