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Research: The practice of claiming a court injunction ordering an implementer to cease and desist from infringing a patent - German version.

by Uwe Scharen, Former Presiding Judge of the Federal Court of Justice in Germany. German version.

The practice of claiming a court injunction ordering an implementer to cease and desist from infringing a patent - German version.

Die Erstveröffentlichung dieses Aufsatzes erfolgte in der Zeitschrift „Mitteilungen der deutschen Patentanwälte“, Heft 09/2018, S. 369, herausgegeben vom Vorstand der Patentanwaltskammer, erschienen bei Wolters Kluwer Deutschland – Carl Heymanns Verlag

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Categories: Patent System and Patent Quality, IP Enforcement, IP and Competition Law

Research: The practice of claiming a court injunction ordering an implementer to cease and desist from infringing a patent

by Uwe Scharen - Former Presiding Judge at the Federal Court of Justice of Germany.

The practice of claiming a court injunction ordering an implementer to cease and desist from infringing a patent

This paper looks at the practice of the German courts regarding the provision of injunctive relief to patent holders. After a brief analysis of the German substantive law governing patent holders’ claims for injunctive relief, the author presents the legal remedies available to the patent holder under German law for protecting and enforcing such claims. It was first published: - in German in the journal "Mitteilungen der deutschen Patentanwälte“, Issue 09/2018, page 369, which is edited by the Board of the German Chamber of Patent Attorneys (Patentanwaltskammer) and published by Wolter Kluwer Deutschland – Carl Heymanns Verlag. - in English in the "Journal of Intellectual Property Law & Practice", Oxford University Press, jpy127, https://doi.org/10.1093/jiplp/jpy127

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Categories: Patent System and Patent Quality, IP Enforcement, IP and Competition Law

Publications: SEP/FRAND case law: overview and challenges regarding confidentiality.

SEP/FRAND case law: overview and challenges regarding confidentiality.

4iP Council webinar presentation given by Prof. Dr. Peter Georg Picht, LL.M. (Yale) on 22 November 2018. Prof. Picht holds a chair for Business and Commercial Law at the University of Zurich, is head of the University’s Centre for Intellectual Property and Competition Law (CIPCO) and is a Max Planck Institute Affiliated Research Fellow.

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Categories: IP Enforcement, Standardisation, Licensing, IP and Competition Law

Publications: Negotiating SEP licenses in Europe after Huawei v ZTE: guidance from national courts

Negotiating SEP licenses in Europe after Huawei v ZTE: guidance from national courts

This article by Dr Claudia Tapia and Dr Spyros Makris first appeared in Managing Intellectual Property's May 2018 issue. It looks at how national courts in Europe are interpreting the CJEU guidance after Huawei v ZTE. The CJEU provided a legal framework focused on the good faith conduct to be expected of both parties. Since the Court’s decision in 2015, national courts have been steadily exploring the scope of these obligations, providing further clarity on what is or is not to be considered appropriate behaviour.

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Categories: IP Enforcement, Licensing

Research: Are PAEs a Threat to Europe?

by Igor Nikolic

Are PAEs a Threat to Europe?

Patent Assertion Entities are often negatively portrayed as harmful “patent trolls” that engage in speculative and abusive patent litigation against manufacturing companies. Although mass PAE litigation has mainly been US phenomenon, a recent study indicated that PAEs are on the rise in Europe and a number of changes to the European patent and litigation system have been recommended. This paper provides a different perspective on PAEs. It will first show that not all PAEs engage in harmful activities and that most are in the legitimate business of patent licensing. Further, Europe has in place different patent and litigation incentives than the US, which effectively guard against any abusive patent litigation. Finally, the available evidence does not in fact show the presence of mass and harmful PAE litigation in Europe.

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Categories: Patent System and Patent Quality, SMEs, IP Enforcement