When Intellectual Ventures (IV), the world’s largest non-practising entity, sued Vodafone GmbH for infringement of a batch of its standard essential
The question of the court’s jurisdiction to intervene in disputes which are subject to an arbitration clause is governed by the Arbitration Act 1996
We set out a framework as to how Vodafone’s performance claims would be addressed under the Fair Trading Act, in relation to Telecom’s court claim.
In the recent case of Singtel Optus Pty Limited v Vodafone Pty Limited, Optus sought an injunction to restrain Vodafone from airing two commercials promoting their 'Infinite' mobile phone plan on the basis that they were misleading and deceptive to the ordinary consumer.
T-Mobile won an important legal victory on Tuesday, as a Hamburg court allowed the German wireless carrier to market the Apple iPhone to customers under an exclusive contract that locks the iPhone device to the T-Mobile network.
Charging that policies locking the sale and usage of Apple’s iPhone to T-Mobile’s network contradict German laws on national network access, Vodafone sought and won a temporary restraining order from a Hamburg court that prohibits T-Mobile from selling the iPhone to German customers.