It is genuinely amazing how legal issues relegated to the back burner can come back with a vengeance. As I've mentioned in recent posts, the use of anti-suit injunctions, previously a rare beast, continues to escalate in the FRAND space. Further, jurisdictions that have hitherto not even recognised the concept now, in the context of FRAND disputes, grant anti-anti-suit injunctions to protect their own proceedings (though, at least through an English law perspective, an anti-anti-suit injunction is really a species of anti-suit injunction). Matters escalate from there.
Accordingly, it was inevitable they would be a topic of discussion at MIP's International Patent Forum. This article from MIP summarises some of the key views of various companies, including some big names in the licensing sphere.
As is observed in the article, if everyone would just be reasonable from the start, these issues would never become a problem. However, as everyone's view of what is reasonable is subjective, it is difficult to see that happening without significant centralised reform.
A major concern for industries involved in FRAND disputes is that if companies continue to escalate their litigation battles, there is no telling where the anti-anti-suit injunction trend will end.