German Parliament passes bill to modernise German patent law including providing an exception from the automatic grant of injunction against infringement

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German Parliament passes bill to modernise German patent law including providing an exception from the automatic grant of injunction against infringement, reports Jonas Smeets

17 June 2021

Patent law: German PI practice put to the test in Luxembourg

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German patent law is on the move. After the recent referral to the European Court of Justice (CJEU) by the District Court Düsseldorf concerning several open questions on the FRAND requirement in patent disputes involving SEPs at the end of last year, 2021 ...

25 January 2021

Another FRAND CJEU referral? Don't bet on it.

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Germany's Federal Cartel Office has taken the unusual step of suggesting that first instance courts hearing ten Nokia v Daimler cases make a reference to the CJEU. Some have speculated that this intervention means that a reference is now all but inevitable. ...

12 August 2020

Federal Supreme Court's decision in Sisvel v Haier moves Germany closer to the UK?

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The Federal Supreme Court's Cartel Senate has given its written reasons in the Sisvel v Haier case. In two areas, it seems that Germany has moved closer to the opinion of the Court of Appeal in Unwired Planet. The Senate found that discrimination is not ...

02 July 2020

COVID-19: New German legislation to fight pandemic may affect granted German patents

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In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic the German government has recently passed a “corona crisis package”. The so-called Act for protecting the Population in the Event of an Epidemic Situation of National Importance, the (Gesetz zum Schutz der Bevölkerung bei ...

11 May 2020