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NL – High Point v KPN / Docket decision ‘VRO’

Posted: December 9th, 2009

High Point Sarl v. KPN B.V., Docket decision, The Hague District Court, The Netherlands, 9 December 2009, Docket No. 352544 / HA ZA 09-3931

The court will not (yet) suspend or stay accelerated patent regime proceedings (a regime commonly used in the Netherlands for patent cases, whereby
all trial dates -for serving the writ, for submitting briefs, for oral
pleadings, etc. are fixed by the court in a decision, prior to the
serving of the writ), to await the outcome of a pending US discovery, or order that High Point submits documents (ex Art. 843a Dutch Code of Civil Procedure) as KPN has not yet formulated any defence which should be supported with those documents. A suspension would mean a serious disruption of the accelerated regime in patent matters. The requested oral pleadings on these procedural issues will be combined with the oral pleadings in the main proceedings. 

Read the decision (in Dutch) here.

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