Unwired Planet v Huawei – Lessons for FRAND compliance

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5 April 2017, the UK High Court handed down the much-anticipated judgement in the Unwired
Planet v Huawei FRAND trial.

The case involved patents claimed to be technically essential to standardised technologies for
mobile communications: 2G (GSM), 3G (UMTS/WCDMA) and 4G (LTE).

We are pleased to see the Court recognises the importance of assessing patent portfolios not in
isolation, but in relation to the entire applicable SEP landscape. Where we as an industry need to go next, is the recognition that not all SEPs are created equal.

Unwired Planet v Huawei – FRAND decision from Mr Justice Birss