Are the English Courts the right forum for claims of patent infringement when the relief sought is the determination of a global FRAND licence? This was the question that Mr Justice Carr recently had to consider in Conversant Wireless Licensing SARL v Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd.
At the end of last year, the Commission released a Communication entitled "EU's approach to Standard Essential Patents" (the "Communication"). The Communication fleshes out the previously identified deficiencies and proposes measures as to how the current environment can be improved. A summary of the Communication is set out in the main article.