“The decision of the decade” – US reaction to the UK’s landmark Unwired Planet FRAND judgment

Richard Lloyd, writing for IAM, citing former Unwired Planet CEO Boris Teksler

The key take away from Justice Birss’ opinion is his recognition that SEP FRAND issues can and should be resolved on a global basis, and not through piecemeal litigation on a country-by-country basis. Justice Birss took the bilateral FRAND obligations principle of the ECJ decision in Huawei v ZTE and applied that principle to an entire worldwide SEP portfolio. His approach, if adopted, will finally provide a much more efficient mechanism to resolve and hopefully avoid disputes about the appropriate value for a worldwide portfolio licence on FRAND terms.

Sounds judicial overreach to me. Also, how do overlapping and contradictory decisions among different courts be efficient?