Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2015] All ER (D) 201 (Apr)
Neutral Citation: [2015] EWHC 1034 (Pat)
Court: Chancery Division, Patents Court

Mr Justice Birss

Representation Iain Purvis QC and Brian Nicholson (instructed by Bristows) for IPCom.
  Adrian Speck QC and James Abrahams (instructed by Hogan Lovells) for HTC.
  Nokia did not appear and was not represented.
Judgment Dates: 24 April 2015


Patent - Infringement - Validity of patent - Dispute concerning alleged infringement of claimant's patent by defendant telecommunications companies - Patent related to access of mobile station to random access channel in dependence of its user class - Whether defendant's mobile phones infringing claimant's patent - Whether claimant's proposed amendment to the patent should be allowed - Whether patent valid.

The Case

Patent Infringement. The Patents Court considered a dispute concerning the alleged infringement of the claimant's patent by the defendant telecommunications companies. The patent related to the access of a mobile station to a random access channel in dependence of its user class. The court held that the defendant's mobile phones did not infringe the claimant's patent. It allowed an amendment to the patent and held that it was valid.

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