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DE – Sisvel v. Haier / English version of judgment

Posted: July 13th, 2020

An English version of the Sisvel v. Haier judgment is now available

The German Federal Court of Justice has issued its first decision on FRAND since the CJEU Huawei v. ZTE decision. In the Sisvel v. Haier case, the FCJ in particular emphasized the obligation of the implementer to be willing to take a FRAND license “whatever FRAND means”. The implementer thus can only raise a FRAND defense if he engages “seriously and target-oriented” to conclude a license agreement.

The previous report on the EPLAW Patent Blog can be read here.
The English translation of the judgment can be read here.

Translation provided by Cordula Schumacher, ARNOLD RUESS Rechtsanwälte

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