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In 2012 Member States and the European Parliament agreed on the "patent package" - a legislative initiative consisting of two...

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UK Court sets FRAND Rate for 4G SEPs

The eagerly-awaited judgement on licensing of standards essential patents (SEPs) for 4G (and earlier) mobile radio standards in the case Unwired Planet v Huawei issued on 5 April. This is the judgement on the “non-technical” trial following three technical trials on individual patents (of which UP won two out of three).  The judgement from Mr Justice Colin Birss runs to 166 pages and rigorously analyses issues such as royalty stacking, hold-up by SEP owners and hold-out by manufacturers as well as non-discrimination and abuse of dominance.

The patentee, Unwired Planet, won on most points, and a royalty rate was set that was a little more than half the rate they were seeking and 50% more than the rate Huawei were offering.  Unwired Planet will get an injunction if the license is not now executed on the adjudicated terms.

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EPO Enlarged Board upholds partial priority for broadened claims - no more poisonous priorities or poisonous divisionals

Back in 2014 we wrote about the strict “same invention” rule used to establish whether a European (or UK) patent application is entitled to priority.  We wrote that...
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In 2012 Member States and the European Parliament agreed on the "patent package" - a legislative initiative consisting of two Regulations and an international Agreement, laying grounds for the creation of unitary patent protection...

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