Region: Germany

English Court of Appeal brings sufficiency test into line with EPO case law

A recent UK judgment is good news for owners of patents claiming large numbers of compounds

07 September 2021

As solar patent war rolls on, Chinese panel leader says it has seen off biggest threats

JinKo Solar explains how a Sino-Korean patent battle has played out so far, revealing big differences in US and German results

27 August 2021

Germany's Constitutional Court paves the way for the UPC to be up and running in 2022

A decision published today removes a major obstacle to the creation of a court that would turn much of the EU into a single patent jurisdiction

09 July 2021

Nokia launches patent litigation against Oppo across Europe and Asia

The two companies have been re-negotiating a 2018 licensing deal covering wireless technologies

08 July 2021

Sisvel, Xiaomi reach settlement over cellular patents

Deal ends litigation in China and Europe, with Xiaomi gaining rights to mobile patents owned by Sisvel and Mitsubishi Electric

30 June 2021

$2 billion deal shows growing sophistication of drug royalty sales

Latest Royalty Pharma investment shows is further evidence of the increasing IP monetisation options open to healthcare innovators

15 June 2021

Germany’s automatic injunction regime for patent cases looks set to end

Bundestag vote means the introduction of a proportionately test is almost certain, but in practice that may not mean much change – at least for now

11 June 2021

The Nokia and Daimler deal leaves key SEP questions unanswered

Tuesday’s settlement brought an end to the conflict between the two companies, but for the wider auto industry there are still any number of licensing unknowns

04 June 2021

Nokia and Daimler bring long-running SEP licensing dispute to an end

The pair agree a settlement deal under which the Finnish company receives royalties, while Dusseldorf court referral to the CJEU falls away

01 June 2021

For patent plaintiffs, Germany is the world’s top jurisdiction, exclusive IAM survey finds

The country beats the US into second place, but defendants say American courts are the best place to be

28 May 2021

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