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UK Court rules on non-essentiality of patents

Emma Barraclough, London


The UK High Court has made its first declaration of non-essentiality (DONE) in a patent dispute between two telecoms companies

After a three-week trial between Finland’s Nokia and US company InterDigital, in which the Court was asked to decide whether four of InterDigital’s European patents were essential to the 3G telecoms standard in Europe, Lord Justice Pumfrey ruled that three...


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