UK R&D tax credit scheme consultation - have your say!

03 March 2021
Building on a previous consultation relating to the R&D tax credit scheme last year, the UK Government has now released…
William Burrell
William Burrell
Senior Associate, Patent Attorney
UK R&D tax credit scheme consultation - have your say!

For whose eyes only? Disclosure of confidential information in FRAND cases

21 December 2020
A standard essential patent (SEP) is a patent with claims that cover an aspect of a technical standard, such that…
Patrick Scott
Patrick Scott
Associate, Patent Attorney
For whose eyes only? Disclosure of confidential information in FRAND cases

Unwired Planet and Conversant: UK courts may set global FRAND terms

26 October 2020
In an earlier article, we provided a summary of the main findings of the UK Supreme Court in appeals related…
David Hole
David Hole
Technical Assistant
Unwired Planet and Conversant: UK courts may set global FRAND terms

Supreme Court confirms English courts able to set global FRAND terms

18 September 2020
In a combined appeal involving Unwired Planet, Conversant, Huawei, and ZTE, the UK Supreme Court has affirmed the English Patents…
David Hole
David Hole
Technical Assistant
Supreme Court confirms English courts able to set global FRAND terms

IPCom v Vodafone: SEPs and crown use

19 February 2020
In IPCom v Vodafone, IPCom’s patent was found to be valid and essential, although Vodafone had a defence for crown…
IPCom v Vodafone: SEPs and crown use

Optis v Apple: strike out application refused

05 February 2020
In one of a series of standard essential patent (SEP) and fair reasonable and non-discriminatory (FRAND) cases brought before the…
Optis v Apple: strike out application refused

Philips v ASUS: ASUS compelled to participate in FRAND trial

30 January 2020
In Philips v ASUS, ASUS has been compelled to participate in a FRAND trial, despite declining a FRAND licence.
Philips v ASUS: ASUS compelled to participate in FRAND trial

Conversant Wireless v Huawei: patents valid & essential

23 January 2020
The Patents Court of England and Wales has found two of Conversant Wireless’ patents to be valid and essential.
Conversant Wireless v Huawei: patents valid & essential

Conversant Wireless v Huawei: patent validity issues can be raised in FRAND trial

17 January 2020
In Unwired Planet v Huawei, the Court of Appeal affirmed that, following a determination that a standard essential patent was…
Conversant Wireless v Huawei: patent validity issues can be raised in FRAND trial

Optis v Apple update: SEP & FRAND

16 July 2019
In Optis v Apple, Optis is asserting against Apple that seven of its patents are valid, essential and infringed and…
Optis v Apple update: SEP & FRAND

Conversant Wireless v Huawei & ZTE update: SEP & FRAND

08 July 2019
Following the decision in Unwired Planet v Huawei, the English Patents Court continues to deliver a steady flow of decisions…
Conversant Wireless v Huawei & ZTE update: SEP & FRAND

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