Region: Germany

Oppo’s German withdrawal suggests patent dispute with Nokia will be decided in Asia

The Chinese companies' decision to leave such a potentially lucrative growth market is an unprecedented development in SEP licensing battles

08 August 2022

Developments at the EPO on patenting AI-assisted inventions require close scrutiny

A recent decision handed down by the Boards of Appeal may mean greater patenting opportunities for innovators using AI to help create their inventions

30 July 2022

Covid-19 patent wars spread to Europe as CureVac sues BioNTech

German mRNA innovators poised for fight over vaccine revenues in the Dusseldorf Regional Court

08 July 2022

Nokia wins German SEP injunction in major victory against Oppo

The order is the second recent victory for the Finnish company in its global licensing dispute with the Chinese handset maker

06 July 2022

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

Deutsche Telekom's €300 million antitrust case against IPCom thrown out by German court

Claim that NPE’s failure to strike subsequent deals was discriminatory has been rejected by the Mannheim Regional Court

01 June 2022

Ford takes Avanci licence in wake of German injunction

Deal comes after a nationwide sales ban imposed by a court in Munich following legal action initiated by Japanese NPE IP Bridge

31 May 2022

German injunction heaps pressure on Ford to take Avanci 4G licence

IP Bridge wins right to enjoin Detroit carmaker from selling into crucial market

24 May 2022

Huawei cross-licence with Israeli firm brings patent peace to key solar market

Deal follows key legal wins for the Chinese company in Germany and China, and comes at a time when it is seeking to pivot to renewable energy

24 May 2022

Palantir seeks client-attorney discovery in case involving alleged IP litigation fraud

Law firm Williams & Connolly is the target of US discovery requests in latest twist to German patent and trade secrets proceedings

09 May 2022

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