The Unwired Case: UK Courts to Determine Global FRAND Licensing Terms

Posted on October 22, 2020 Co-authored by Shobana Iyer* and Tanya Garg* Introduction On 26 August 2020, the UK Supreme Court (“Supreme Court”) delivered the much-awaited landmark decision in Unwired Planet International Ltd v Huawei Technologies (UK) Co Ltd; Huawei Technologies Co Ltd v Conversant Wireless Licensing SARL; ZTE Corporation v Conversant Wireless Licensing SARL[1] […]

News Corner: Unwavering Response of the CMA Against Anti-Competitive Behavior of Musical Instrument Manufacturers

The Competition and Markets Authority (“CMA”) issued this past 29th June, 2020, a letter to suppliers and resellers informing and warning the public about the illegality of resale price maintenance. This action comes from a series of ongoing investigations towards musical instrument manufacturers in the UK where it was determined that competitive conditions in the […]

CCI’s Investigation of the Indian Smartphone Industry – Licensing of Standard Essential Patents

Posted on September 19, 2020 Authored by Tanya Varshney* Acknowledgement: Thanks to Prof. (Dr.) Manveen Singh* for sharing his inputs and reviewing this article. In simple terms, Standard Essential Patents (“SEPs”) are the patents that have been declared as “essential” to implement the industry or technology standards and ensure uniformity and compatibility in the technology […]

News Corner: Apple’s South Korea Faces Antitrust Probe: Proposes USD 84 Million to Support Small Businesses

Apple Korea has been under investigation by the Korea Fair Trade Commission (“KFTC”) over allegations it abused its dominant position by forcing mobile carriers to pay for advertising and warranty repairs. Apple has agreed to fix “unfair” terms with mobile carriers as part of its proposal. This is not the first-time apple is facing allegations for abuse of […]

News Corner: Epic Games Fights Antitrust Battle Against Google and Apple for Removal of Fortnite

This week has found Apple in the middle of some contentious disputes as reported here and here. However, the heat continues for Apple as Epic Games filed an antitrust law suit against Google and Apple for removal of the popular gaming application ‘Fortnite’ as Epic includes a direct payment method instead of paying through ‘app […]