Hearings in the Supreme Court are now shown live on the Court’s website.

From Monday 21 October until Thursday 24 October, the Supreme Court will hear the appeals of Unwired Planet International Ltd & Anor v Huawei Technologies (UK) Co Ltd & Anor,  Huawei Technologies Co Ltd & Anor v Conversant Wireless Licensing SARL and ZTE Corporation & Anor v Conversant Wireless Licensing SARL. These appeals concern whether the English court has the power or jurisdiction to grant an injunction restraining infringement of a UK SEP unless the defendant enters into a global licence under a multinational patent portfolio; to determine the rates/terms for such a licence; and to declare that such rates/terms are FRAND.

On Wednesday 23 October 2019, the Court will hand-down judgment in Shanks v Unilever Plc & Ors. The question raised in this appeal is what amounts to an “outstanding benefit” for the purposes of determining whether an employee who has made an invention belonging to an employer for which a patent has been granted is entitled to compensation pursuant to s.40(1) of the Patents Act 1977. The Court will also hand down judgment in The Manchester Ship Canal Company Ltd v Vauxhall Motors Ltd (Formerly General Motors UK Ltd). This case concerns whether the court can grant relief from forfeiture in respect of a contractual licence relating to the use of land and the nature and extent are of a riparian landowner’s rights to drain his or her land into the water flowing through it.

On Thursday 24 October, the court will also hear the appeal of In the matter of an application by Anthony McIntyre for Judicial Review (Northern Ireland). This concerns whether the Supreme Court has jurisdiction to hear the applicant’s proposed appeal given that the court from which he seeks to appeal declined to certify that a point of law of general public importance was involved in the decision.

On Tuesday 22 October 2019, the Privy Council will hear the appeal of Mohammed v Gomez & Ors (Trinidad and Tobago). This appeal considers whether a statutory tenant under the Land Tenants (Security of Tenure) Act who fails to renew their statutory tenancy can rely on proprietary estoppel by acquiescence.

A full list of the cases scheduled for the Michaelmas term can be found here.

The following Supreme Court judgments remain outstanding:

Keefe (by his litigation friend Eyton) v Hoteles Pinero Canarias SL, heard 7 Mar 2017.

Arcadia Petroleum Ltd & Ors v Bosworth & Anor, heard 10-11 Apr 2017.

Vedanta Resources Plc & Anor v Lungowe & Ors, heard 15-16 Jan 2019.

Shanks v Unilever Plc & Ors, heard 6-7 Feb 2019.

MacDonald & Anor v Carnbroe Estates Ltd (Scotland), heard 2 May 2019.

Patel v Secretary of State for the Home Department; Secretary of State for the Home Department v Shah, heard 7 May 2019.

Sevilleja v Marex Financial Ltd, heard 8 May 2019.

Sequent Nominees Ltd v Hautford Ltd, heard 14 May 2019.

Travelers Insurance Company Ltd v XYZ, heard 11 Jun 2019.

Royal Mail Group Ltd v Jhuti, heard 12-13 Jun 2019.

Micula & Ors v Romania, heard 18-20 Jun 2019.

R v Reeves Taylor, heard 24-25 Jun 2019.

Test Claimants in the Franked Investment Income Group Litigation & Ors v Commissioners of Inland Revenue, heard 27 Jun 2019.

RR v Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, heard 3 Jul 2019.

The Manchester Ship Canal Company Ltd v Vauxhall Motors Ltd, heard 9-10 Jul 2019.

R (Lancashire County Council) v Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, heard 15-16 Jul 2019.

In the matter of NY (A child), heard 18 Jul 2019.

R (Wright) v Resilient Energy Severndale Ltd & Anor, heard 22-23 Jul 2019.

Singularis Holdings Ltd (In official liquidation) v Daiwa Capital Markets Europe Ltd, heard 23-24 Jul 2019.

Edwards on behalf of the late Arthur Watkins v Hugh James Ford Simey Solicitors, heard 25 Jul 2019.