Pat Treacy and Naomi Hazenberg discuss the Unwired Planet Supreme Court ruling for IAM magazine


The UK Supreme Court’s judgment in the combined cases of Unwired Planet v Huawei and Conversant v Huawei and ZTE has resulted in significant commentary about its confirmation that the English Courts can determine the terms of a global FRAND licence.

In an article published on IAM, Pat Treacy, head of our competition team, and Naomi Hazenberg, patent litigation senior associate take a different approach, considering the judgment’s implications for the licensing community in industries (in particular telecoms) who have been waiting on the judgment for clarity. While noting the judgment’s thorough consideration of the policy background, the article highlights areas in which it still leaves much for SEP owners and implementers to consider.

Read the full article in IAM, November 2020: “As the dust settles for Unwired Planet, what next?