Region: Germany

New details on MediaTek-NXP dispute show changing mentality of Taiwan IP owners

Campaign originated with re-negotiation of an existing patent licensing deal and spans US, Germany and China

25 March 2022

Access Advance changes licence terms in the wake of landmark non-FRAND finding

New duplicate royalty reimbursement approach adopted following recent blow in Dusseldorf

09 March 2022

Volkswagen takes 4G Avanci licence, resolving patent lawsuits in Virginia and Munich

The German OEM was already a 2G/3G licensee and now its 4G Avanci deal will wipe out litigation by two platform licensors, Acer and IP Bridge

08 March 2022

BioNTech confirms it will not enforce covid 19 patents – at least for now

The German biotech company becomes the second mRNA vaccine maker to say it will not take legal action during pandemic

21 February 2022

Dusseldorf appeal court AASI rejection could see more SEP suits go to Munich

Pre-emptive injunctions will not be granted against implementers, says city’s Higher Regional Court, in second recent blow to Access Advance licensors

16 February 2022

IPCom forms alliance with Chinese 5G lab Langbo

The pair say their strategic cooperation will start with in-house patent prosecution services with the potential to grow from there

02 February 2022

Landmark Dusseldorf non-FRAND finding is big news for joint licensing programmes

SEP licensors will have to look again at duplicate royalty reimbursement policies following first-of-a-kind ruling

13 January 2022

IPCom patent campaign against Apple in China appears to end with global settlement

Report suggests German NPE walked away from long-running dispute with eight-digit sum, ending litigation in Fuzhou

07 January 2022

Dusseldorf court delivers first FRAND defeat for an SEP joint licensing programme

Vestel fights off injunction requests in cases brought by GE, Dolby, Philips and IP Bridge, members of the of an HEVC platform administered by Access Advance

23 December 2021

The top five patent stories in Europe during 2021

New German legislation, a leap forward on the UPC and important SEP-related initiatives from the UK and the Commission were among the highlights of a busy year

23 December 2021

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