29 September 2021PatentsMuireann Bolger

Apple could face UK sales ban over FRAND agreement

Apple could be hit with a sales ban in the UK if it refuses to accept a licence on fair, reasonable, and non-discriminatory (FRAND) terms, the High Court of Justice has ruled in the tech company’s latest court case with Optis.

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14 June 2022   Apple has lost its bid to invalidate a standard-essential patent owned by Texas-based Optis Cellular Technologies in the UK.
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