The Landgericht Düsseldorf’s (Düsseldorf District Court) decision to refer “LTE standard“

more+
less-

With the patent infringement case “LTE-Standard“ the Landgericht Düsseldorf has on 21 March 2013 deviated from the hitherto established practice and challenged the Bundesgerichtshof’s (German Federal High Court of Justice) case law regarding the applicability of the defence of compulsory licence as laid down in the landmark decision “Orange-Book-Standard“. The practical implications are significant.

A. Facts of the case -

The subject of the proceedings is a patent infringement lawsuit against a Chinese competitor as well as against the German distribution company based on the alleged infringement of the European patent EP 2 090 050 (”patent-in-suit”). The patent-in-suit relates to the area of mobile communications technology and protects a method and apparatus of establishing a synchronisation signal in a communication system.

Please see full alert below for more information.

LOADING PDF: If there are any problems, click here to download the file.

Topics:  Compulsory Licenses, EU, Patent Infringement, Patents

Published In: Civil Procedure Updates, General Business Updates, Communications & Media Updates, Intellectual Property Updates, International Trade Updates

DISCLAIMER: Because of the generality of this update, the information provided herein may not be applicable in all situations and should not be acted upon without specific legal advice based on particular situations.

© White & Case LLP | Attorney Advertising

Don't miss a thing! Build a custom news brief:

Read fresh new writing on compliance, cybersecurity, Dodd-Frank, whistleblowers, social media, hiring & firing, patent reform, the NLRB, Obamacare, the SEC…

…or whatever matters the most to you. Follow authors, firms, and topics on JD Supra.

Create your news brief now - it's free and easy »