Huawei Case Might Mean UK Forum Sets Global FRAND Rates

Law360 (October 2, 2019, 3:44 PM EDT) -- For four days beginning Oct. 21, the U.K. Supreme Court will hear arguments in the joined cases of Unwired Planet International Ltd. v. Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd., Huawei Technologies v. Conversant Wireless Licensing SARL, and ZTE Corp. v. Conversant Wireless Licensing.[1] Among the questions presented is whether an English court — specifically, the Patents Court for England and Wales — is a proper forum for determining the terms of a global license for the use of fair, reasonable and nondiscriminatory-committed standard-essential patents.[2]

Whichever way the U.K. Supreme Court decides this issue will have global repercussions — with the patents court becoming...

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