Region: Germany

Sharp inks LTE deal with Daimler, capping an unexpected turn in its first auto licensing effort

Japanese company won a German injunction against the carmaker last month, but an earlier deal with Huawei had taken some of the pressure off

07 October 2020

Dividing UPC life sciences division would be a mistake, warns Bracco IP strategy chief

Splitting what should have been the London court’s competencies between Paris and Munich must only be a temporary fix, says Francesco Macchetta

06 October 2020

EPO plant patent decision imperils businesses like ours, says Bayer’s head of IP

Joerg Thomaier tells IAM that the Enlarged Board of Appeal got it wrong in a recent controversial ruling, but says the case is now closed and companies have to learn to live with it

22 September 2020

China’s Supreme Court orders Conversant not to enforce German injunction against Huawei

Country’s first ever anti-suit injunction was handed down one day after NPE’s win in Germany

14 September 2020

Following big UK win, Conversant seals injunction against ZTE and Huawei in German suit

CEO Teksler tells IAM it has been “a long time in the making” after Düsseldorf verdict adds extra gloss to a big week for the NPE

28 August 2020

Oppo waging broad validity campaigns against Sharp, Sisvel in China

Chinese smartphone maker Oppo recently knocked out one patent held by each firm, but sources say there are more cases to come

28 August 2020

Reactions to today’s huge UK Supreme Court victory for Unwired Planet and Conversant

Rights owners’ golden summer continues, the China angle, a growing consensus on some key FRAND questions and more as the market reacts to decision

26 August 2020

Why Nokia's German injunction against Daimler in the pair's SEP dispute matters so much

The Finnish company's German success against the automaker last week is another big win for standard essential patent owners and potentially has global implications for the Avanci platform

25 August 2020

Revealed – the US law firms that receive the most patent filing work from abroad

An in-depth look at the American patent lawyers most sought after by foreign firms when it comes to USPTO applications

21 August 2020

Video remains a battleground for Chinese companies and major licensors

Device makers including Xiaomi, TCL and Lenovo are caught up in overseas litigation as patent pools and independent licensors alike face difficulty getting deals done

21 August 2020

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