The impact of the much anticipated UK Supreme Court judgment in Unwired Planet v Huawei will extend far beyond the conventional telecoms industry. Our IP experts together with Juliet Hibbert from Kilburn & Strode will discuss the implications of this judgement and how it affects organisations who are likely to use wireless communication technology going forward.

Wireless communication technologies are necessary to enable smart products and services. These are, on the whole, standardised and their use is protected by standards essential patents (SEPs). The cost of using standardised technologies is a hotly contested issue in the courts of many jurisdictions. In August 2020, the UK Supreme Court gave its judgment in Unwired Planet; a license dispute involving SEPs. The Supreme Court decided that a UK court does have the power to grant an injunction to prevent the infringement of an SEP. It can also determine the royalty rates and terms of a global 'FRAND' patent license. Businesses across a range of industries now need to take into account the impact of this decision and consider issues traditionally only faced by telecoms companies.

Join our panel of experts Mark Marfé, Fiona Timms and Peter Koch, along with special guest speaker Juliet Hibbert from Kilburn & Strode, who will discuss the wide ranging ramifications of this decision in a lively webinar. The panel will consider the decision's likely impact on technology-rich sectors, and what, in reality, it means for businesses on a practical level. 


• The UK’s role in FRAND and the Unwired Planet litigation

• Panel discussion considering the future impact of the Unwired Planet decision on technology rich sectors, the increasingly active German FRAND landscape, and practical implications for clients.

Event date

13:30 -14:30 GMT



Fiona Timms

Solicitor at Pinsent Masons

Juliet Hibbert

Patent Attorney at Kilburn & Strode