Region: Europe

Nokia wins German injunction in first decision of Oppo patent war

Decision by Mannheim court is an important win for the Finnish company but may not prove decisive in the pair’s global licensing dispute

22 June 2022

Ericsson goes on patent attack against Apple in the UK

Action launched at the start of June in the High Court, though it is not yet known whether SEPs are involved

21 June 2022

EPO study shows no grace period has low impact, but US entities most affected

Findings indicate that reform to the current regime are unlikely, although European universities may see benefits if changes were made

21 June 2022

French appeal court SPC decision is good news for biologics innovators

Following a string of adverse rulings against inventors, Paris Court of Appeal overturns patent office rejection of supplementary protection certificate on Article 3(a) grounds

20 June 2022

Huawei hails groundbreaking, component level IoT SEP licensing deal

Company says agreement with Norway’s Nordic Semiconductor shows it is possible to act flexibly to meet the business needs of different industry stakeholders

17 June 2022

Nokia strikes deal to commercialise non-core, cooling technology IP

Collaboration with Innventure is the latest attempt to realise the value of innovations outside the company's strategic focus

14 June 2022

Our patents and financial position will deliver long term success, says Ericsson CIPO

After three years in charge of the Swedish company’s IP function, Christina Petersson is confident that she and her team are well-placed to reap the monetary dividends of its investments in R&D

09 June 2022

UPC opt-out strategies are now a matter of urgency

Decisions on what to do with existing European patent bundles could be required within the next month

09 June 2022

GSK’s $3.3 billion buyout shows vaccine IP boom goes beyond mRNA

Affinivax acquisition based on platform tech licensed from Boston Children’s Hospital

06 June 2022

Uncertainty reigns at the EPO over description amendment requirements

Contradictory rulings by the Boards of Appeal mean that a referral further up the chain may be required to sort the issue out

02 June 2022

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