Region: Germany

Proposed EC SEP regulation could be a big shake up for German courts

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The European Commission’s recent proposal aims to increase transparency and predictability in SEP licensing by introducing a central SEP register, extrajudicial review of a patent’s essentiality and a FRAND determination procedure. For German courts, this would most likely involve overhauling the current practice.

01 June 2023

German court issues first ever AASI in life sciences case

The Munich Regional Court has also granted a permanent injunction against NanoString Technologies

18 May 2023

Active case management and the role of boutique patent firms in pan-European disputes

With the UPC launch just weeks away, in-house counsel should consider how to best employ representation for multi-jurisdictional conflict

24 April 2023

Ocado IP chief says company is now on the offensive in AutoStore dispute following UK victory

But, Lucy Wojcik told IAM, she is happy to talk with her Norwegian counterparts about a potential settlement

17 April 2023

Nokia wins German injunction against Vivo, mirroring Oppo dispute

The Finnish company enjoys more success in Europe, but Asia will play a major role in determining the outcomes of its two ongoing spats

12 April 2023

NuCana’s big-money damages hopes suffer blow as UK court backs Gilead in European dispute

The High Court of England and Wales has shifted the momentum of the spat, with the EPO Technical Board of Appeal set to hear a related case tomorrow

23 March 2023

Three key takeaways from how the new disproportionality defence is affecting SEP infringement cases

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The Munich Regional Court has clarified its stance on the hot topic in German patent litigation, ruling on the new defence in three parallel SEP cases, providing welcome clarity for future litigation strategies.

22 March 2023

Immersion sets sights on Xiaomi royalties, suing in Europe and India

The NPE seeks to grow income as use of haptics technology picks up

13 March 2023

Regional courts unmoved by new disproportionality amendment to the German Patent Act

In what can be seen as a relief for patent holders, the new disproportionality exception for the enforcement of patent injunctions has left the German district courts' strict approach to injunctions unchanged.

08 March 2023

No such thing as ‘wait and see’ approach, warns UPC’s top judge as sunrise period begins

Court of Appeal President Klaus Grabinski speaks exclusively to IAM as three-month countdown to the Unified Patent Court gets underway

01 March 2023

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