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Vodafone loses Court of Appeal motion against IPCom
Dispute over emergency use of patents by government departments upheld by court; IPCom appeal endorsed by UK defence secretary
The UK government holds the right to authorise the use of patented inventions – subject to an obligation for it to pay compensation
to the rightsholder – but it must exercise that right by either expressly identifying the patent in question or require a
service or product that necessarily infringed the patent, the England & Wales Court of Appeal has ruled.
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