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UK – Unwired Planet International v. Huawei / Remedies

08 Jun 2017

Unwired Planet International v. Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd, Huawei Technologies (UK) Co. Ltd and Unwired Planet LLC, High Court of Justice, London, 7 June 2017, Neutral Citation Number: [2017] EWHC 1304 (Pat)

In summary:

i) A FRAND injunction will be granted. That is one which is discharged if the defendant enters into the FRAND licence. It will be stayed pending appeal.
ii) The declaration will provide that the Settled Licence represented the FRAND terms in these circumstances between these parties.
iii) Huawei must pay some of Unwired Planet’s costs of the non-technical trial. They are the costs of the proceedings save for the Samsung issues and the costs of the FRAND rate issue. Huawei must make a payment on account of costs of £2.9 million.
iv) Permission to appeal is granted to Huawei on the global licensing issue, hard edged non-discrimination and on Huawei v ZTE. Permission to appeal is granted to Unwired Planet on the blended global benchmark issue.

A copy of the judgment can be read here.

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