5 July 2019Patents

Conversant Wireless patent essential but invalid, high court rules

The English High Court has delivered a mixed ruling in an ongoing dispute over standard essential patents (SEPs) between Conversant Wireless Licensing and Huawei Technologies and ZTE.

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31 January 2019   The English Court of Appeal has rejected an appeal from Chinese companies Huawei and ZTE in their bid to have a standard-essential patent infringement case thrown out on grounds of lack of jurisdiction.
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