Huawei Loses U.K. Top Court Ruling Over Global Patent Rates (3)
By Jonathan Browning and Susan Decker
Aug. 26, 2020, 4:04 PM
U.K. judges can set global royalty rates for the use of telecommunications technology, Britain’s highest court said in a pair of cases over how much Huawei Technologies Co. owes U.S. patent owners.
The U.K. Supreme Court on Wednesday affirmed a decision that Huawei would either have to pay Unwired Planet International Ltd. a global rate set by judges or face an order limiting its British sales. In a related decision involving another patent owner, the court rejected Huawei and ZTE Corp.’s argument that, if any court were to establish a global rate, it should be in China, where manufacturing ...