25 August 2015
Patents important for the future evolution of technology are subject to different laws
On 16 July 2015, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) handed down a judgement in the case of Huawei Technologies Co Ltd v ZTE Corp.
The case concerns a standard-essential patent (SEP). This is a type of patent that the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) considers sufficiently important for the future growth and evolution of technology in a particular sector. It therefore should not be subject to the same rules and laws as regular intellectual property...