What SEP Holders Can Take Away From UK's Apple Ruling

By Tess Waldron (October 14, 2021, 5:25 PM EDT) -- The latest decision in the ongoing U.K. standard essential patent, or SEP, dispute between Apple Inc. and Optis Cellular Technology was handed down on Sept. 27, with the High Court of Justice of England and Wales' Judge Richard Meade holding that Apple should be subject to a fair, reasonable and nondiscriminatory, or FRAND, injunction — unless it now commits to enter into the license that will be set by the court at the FRAND trial scheduled for the summer of 2022.


By way of recap, the U.K. court previously found that two valid and essential Optis SEPs had been infringed. However, one of these patents...

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