Region: Netherlands

Netherlands: SEPs and FRAND – litigation, policy and latest developments

Featured in SEP/FRAND Hub

02 December 2022

Netherlands: patent prosecution

Featured in Global Patent Prosecution 2023

National Dutch and European patents are governed by the Dutch Patent Act 1995. The act and the courts have sought to harmonise Dutch patent practice with the European Patent Convention (EPC). Dutch national patents are automatically granted through a registration system, without undergoing substantive examination.

02 December 2022

KPN scores in US suit against Ericsson but some issues remain

The relatively small Dutch telco has enjoyed significant success in an assertion campaign it began in 2021, but there are still cases to resolve

03 November 2022

German and Dutch IP powerhouses create one-stop UPC practice

Law firms Vossius and Brinkhof join forces to offer clients a pan-EU service for the new court when it gets underway next year

12 September 2022

Nokia wins new patent injunction as Dutch Oppo suit backfires

A Dutch sales ban follows a series of German victories for the Finnish company

09 September 2022

Huawei outspends rival telecoms innovators on R&D

Although the Chinese giant is currently number one, doubts have been raised as to whether its current levels of investment are sustainable

26 August 2022

Novartis cross-border injunction win shows why Dutch litigation is so attractive to patentees

Court in The Hague bans drug sales across EU in decision that raises tough questions which the CJEU may need to answer

26 August 2022

Dutch courts will still award cross-border injunctions to patent holders despite Boston Scientific setback

The refusal of a judge in Amsterdam to grant the US company relief covering Ireland, France and Germany does not indicate major change to the regime

28 June 2022

Nokia, Oppo dig in for big decisions in global patent battle

The litigation state of play across nine jurisdictions in Europe and Asia as the two parties compete for leverage in re-negotiation of SEP deal

15 April 2022

Dutch Supreme Court bolsters SEP owners, but FRAND dance questions remain unanswered

Netherlands’ highest court rules against Wiko in dispute over licensing negotiation

22 March 2022

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