Region: Europe

‘Trade secrets and publicity are a bad fit’ – inside Germany’s limited litigation scene

IAM spoke with local trade secret lawyers to understand how businesses in Europe’s largest economy approach enforcement of these vital IP assets

17 January 2024

Post Office scandal to shake up UK patent litigation funding

UK government minister commits to unpicking controversial recent Supreme Court PACCAR decision

16 January 2024

EU seeks access to China’s secretive Oppo-Nokia global FRAND rate decision

Only the parties’ Chinese counsel have been allowed access to the unredacted version of the ruling

15 January 2024

Sisvel and RPX strike major video coding patent deal

The organisations have repeated their two-way-aggregation approach that previously produced an agreement in the fraught Wi-Fi SEP space

12 January 2024

Dolby files UPC SEP suits against Hewlett-Packard and Asus

Access Advance wars spread to the new pan-EU court

10 January 2024

Court takes firm stance on concretising action in invalidation claims

The Istanbul Anatolian IP Court has decided that a recent invalidation action should be deemed not filed in accordance with Article 119 of the Code of Civil Procedure. This ruling is crucial to preventing future malicious invalidation actions that put the burden of concretising the case on the court.

10 January 2024

InterDigital wins injunction against Oppo in long-running SEP dispute

But, much like Nokia, the patentee will struggle to gain leverage against the Chinese company by means of European proceedings

09 January 2024

How Scandinavian companies selling domestically might mitigate UPC risk

The Unified Patent Court presents numerous threats to Scandinavian companies that sell primarily to their home markets. While there are many benefits to pursuing a unitary patent, thorough due diligence is key and taking adequate time to strategise is critical.

03 January 2024

Licensing consensus sorely needed amid global SEP/FRAND developments – and some in the field think there might be a way through

With debates about the European Commission’s draft SEP regulation debates still swirling and storms brewing in the Asia-Pacific, the IP world must take urgent steps toward reaching harmony

22 December 2023

The five stories that made 2023 a transformational year for patents in Europe

The dawn of the unitary patent, Ocado’s ‘robot wars’ triumph, and the Enlarged Board of Appeal’s landmark ‘plausibility’ ruling are among the key developments this year

21 December 2023

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