Region: Europe

Netherlands: SEPs and FRAND – litigation, policy and latest developments

Featured in SEP/FRAND Hub

02 December 2022

Netherlands: patent prosecution

Featured in Global Patent Prosecution 2023

National Dutch and European patents are governed by the Dutch Patent Act 1995. The act and the courts have sought to harmonise Dutch patent practice with the European Patent Convention (EPC). Dutch national patents are automatically granted through a registration system, without undergoing substantive examination.

02 December 2022

Germany: SEPs and FRAND – litigation, policy and latest developments

Featured in SEP/FRAND Hub

02 December 2022

EPO opposition procedure

Featured in Global Patent Prosecution 2023

Any person wishing to object to a patent granted by the EPO has a nine-month window, starting from the publication of the grant of the patent, in which to file an opposition.

02 December 2022

Ericsson boosted by German decision as patent clash with Apple continues

The Mannheim Regional Court has thrown out an infringement suit against the Swedish company

01 December 2022

As Huawei launches SEP litigations, its IP chiefs discuss push into newer tech areas

Alan Fan and Emil Zhang tell IAM about the company’s approaches to automotive, Wi-Fi 6 and HEVC patents

29 November 2022

What success for the UPC will look like

Europe’s new unitary system could be a global gamechanger but there are some key developments to look for when deciding whether it has actually become one

24 November 2022

EPO cements ‘new normal’ with permanent move to videoconferencing

Examination and opposition proceedings will continue to be held online, though the future of appeal hearings is less certain

23 November 2022

EIP Amar UPC partnership shows shifting European law firm landscape

The incoming court is prompting firms to find new ways of working together

17 November 2022

Why Germany is opposing the WTO’s decision to suspend patent protection

While WTO member states have expressed general sympathy for the goal to provide broad access to vaccine technology during the pandemic, Germany continues to favour patent protection over compulsory licensing.

16 November 2022

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