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Webinar: Unwired Planet v. Huawei: What now for European SEP litigation?

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October 26, 2020 @ 12:00 pm 1:00 pm

This program offers 1 participatory MCLE credit. You must register in advance to participate.

Presented by the International Law Interest Group and the Licensing & Technology Transactions Interest Group.

The UK Supreme Court has held that, if a UK standard essential patent is found to be valid and infringed, the English Patents Court may determine the terms of a global fair reasonable and non-discriminatory license. This provides SEP owners with a potentially attractive mechanism to resolve global SEP licensing disputes. But should they use it or do other European jurisdictions offer better alternatives? The webinar will discuss the decision, its implications, its limitations and where it sits within the context of other European SEP litigation. The webinar will be useful for practitioners involved in the prosecution, licensing or litigating of SEPs, whether from the owner or implementer’s perspective.

Speaker: Antony Craggs

Moderator: Leaf Williams

Antony Craggs is a Partner at D Young & Co practicing intellectual property litigation, with a focus on patent litigation. He advises clients across a variety of industries, including pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, chemicals, electronics, mechanical and consumer products. He is a solicitor advocate with extensive experience of managing large disputes either before the courts in the UK (including before the Intellectual Property Enterprise Court, Patents Court, Court of Appeal and Supreme Court) or across jurisdictions (such as Germany, France, US, Canada, the European Patent Office and the European Intellectual Property Office). IAM Patent 1000 says of him: “The trailblazer in D Young & Co’s litigation division is Antony Craggs, an ‘extremely careful, knowledgeable and commercial solicitor’ with a ‘close eye for detail’. Immersing himself in the life sciences, electronics and engineering, he is ‘a pleasure to work with and will always go the extra mile to ensure the very best service’

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