NL – Synthon v. Teva / Appeal

Posted: August 30th, 2022

Synthon B.V. and Synthon S.R.O. v. Teva Pharmaceuticals Europe B.V., Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd, Court of Appeal Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 23 August 2022, Case no. ECLI:NL:GHAMS:2022:2417 Competence of the Dutch Court regarding alleged unlawful enforcement of patents outside the Netherlands. Court of Appeal defers further decisions  pending the decision of the European Commission following an […]


BE – Tunstall v. Télé-Secours and Victrix Socsan / forced licence

Posted: August 22nd, 2022

Tunstall Group Holdings Limited, Tunstall Group Limited, Tunstal SA v. Victrix Socsan and Télé-Secours, French-speaking Enterprise Court of Brussels, Belgium, 26 July 2022, Case no. A/21/01929  Health solutions provider Tunstall holds EP 2 160 038 B2, a patent relating to tone signaling and more specifically to a method of encoding dual-tone multi-frequency (DTMF) digital elements […]


UK – Optis Cellular v. Apple Retail

Posted: October 7th, 2021

Optis Cellular v Apple Retail [2021] EWHC 2564 (Pat) In a lengthy and complex decision reaching over 80 pages, Mr Justice Meade has given judgment in the latest in a series of trials in the UK’s Patents Court between the claimants (“Optis”) and defendants (“Apple”) concerning Optis’ standard essential patents (SEPs) and the FRAND obligations […]


UK – Optis Cellular Technology and others v. Apple

Posted: July 26th, 2021

Optis Cellular Technology LLC and others v Apple Retail UK Limited and others, High Court of England & Wales, 25 June 2021, London, [2021] EWHC 1739 (Pat) On 25 June 2021 Meade J handed down his decision in the second of a series of trials listed as part of the ongoing Optis v Apple UK […]


DE – Unreasonable counter-offer in FRAND negotiations

Posted: July 20th, 2021

Mannheim District Court, judgment dated March 2, 2021 – docket no. 2 O 131/19 With its judgment dated March 2, 2021, docket no. 2 O 131/19, the Mannheim District Court applies decisions “FRAND-Einwand” (judgment dated May 5, 2020, KZR 36/17, GRUR 2020, 961) and “FRAND-Einwand II” (judgment dated November 26, 2020, KZR 35/17, GRUR 2021, […]


UK – Godo Kaisha IP Bridge 1 v Huawei Technologies

Posted: July 16th, 2021

Godo Kaisha IP Bridge 1 v Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd & Ors [2021] EWHC 1261 (Pat) (14 May 2021) In this Patents Court judgment deputy High Court Judge Mr Nicholas Caddick Q.C. set aside the Order of Chief Master Marsh insofar as he permitted alternative service on two of the defendants, Huawei Technologies Co. Limited […]


DE – Application of FRAND objection by Düsseldorf District Court following FRAND-Einwand I and II

Posted: May 27th, 2021

Application of the FRAND objection following the FCJ judgments FRAND-Einwand and FRAND-Einwand II, Düsseldorf District Court, judgments dated May 11, 2021 – docket nos. 4b O 83/19, 4b O 23/20, and 4b O 49/20 With its judgments of May 11, 2021, docket nos. 4b O 83/19, 4b O 23/20, and 4b 49/20, the Düsseldorf District […]


DE – Court of Justice – FRAND-Einwand II

Posted: May 27th, 2021

Court of Justice, judgment dated November 26, 2020 – docket no. KZR 35/17 / FRAND Following the decision FRAND-Einwand of May 5, 2020, docket no. KZR 36/17, the German Federal Court of Justice had to deal with the dispute between Sisvel and Haier and decide on Haier’s FRAND defense for a second time. With its […]


UK – Vestel v. Access Advance & Philips

Posted: April 20th, 2021

(1) Vestel Elektronik Sanayi Ve Ticaret A.S. (2) Vestel UK Limited v (1) Access Advance LLC (2) Koninklijke Philips N.V. , 26 March 2021, Court of Appeal, UK, Case No. A3/2020/0019 The UK Court of Appeal (“CofA”) dismissed an appeal by Vestel against the decision that the UK Court had no jurisdiction to hear Vestel’s […]