Apple and Qualcomm have ended their long-running patent dispute through a settlement and a new license agreement. Licensing agreements are becoming increasingly important throughout the digital economy.
Toyota announced yesterday that it will allow royalty-free use of nearly 24,000 hybrid vehicle technology patents. Such a patent release is trendy and does not only follow altruistic goals.
Qualcomm has won a patent infringement case against Apple for 3 Qualcomm patents in a Californian court on Friday. The jury awarded 31 million U.S. dollars in damages against Apple.
Apple anticipates a possible patent infringement lawsuit and files a declaratory judgment action before the California Court. Apple's iPhones, iPads and Apple Watches do not infringe any patents for USB ports, the U.S. court is to clarify.
Are dealers allowed to advertise with the ÖKO-TEST-Label exclusively for the tested products or also for almost identical products in a different colour, design or packaging? The Advocate General of the European Court of Justice strengthens ÖKO-TEST in the trademark dispute over the well-known test seal in today's
On Tuesday, the Indian Supreme Court restored Bayer AG's Monsanto patent claim on genetically modified Bt cotton for the time being, thereby overturning a judgment to the contrary in April 2018. Until the Delhi Supreme Court decides on the validity of the patent, Monsanto may charge royalties on Bt cotton in India.
Chip manufacturer Broadcomm has filed patent suits against VW before two German courts. The lawsuit could result in billions in damages for VW and threatens the entire automobile industry with its new models. It is about the key patents for the networked car.
Last Thursday, Christie's auction house in New York auctioned a work of art created by an algorithm for more than $400,000. This has caused a worldwide sensation and highlights the current patentability of artificial intelligence and software algorithms. And the question also arises: who is actually entitled to the
Is it possible to become an exclusive licensee through a subsequent contractual agreement? All the more so as the plaintiff's active legitimation before the Düsseldorf Higher Regional Court depended on the assessment of a contract clause under Dutch law.
The Federal Patent Court rejected an application for permission to patent use for a cholesterol-lowering drug. The judgement was expected from a field of tension that is always present in the pharmaceutical market: Monopoly right of the patent owner and public interest in health care.
A new U.S. ruling on important mobile standards was passed last Monday. Smartphone manufacturer Huawei has been fined $10.6 million in damages for patent infringement of five PanOptis patents. Huawei had rejected a license agreement.
Nokia announced on Wednesday a licensing fee of $3.48 per device for its 5G standards. This spots the licensing agreements in the mobile communication industry under spotlight, but also raises the question: What is a fair license fee?
Siemens AG provisionally lost a few days ago in the patent dispute concerning broadband networks against several plaintiffs from the mobile technology. An antiquated textbook led to the Federal Patent Court annulling a key patent for VoIP and VoFR, among others.
Interestingly, the last major proceedings on equivalence led to contradictory national judgments of the national courts. Do equivalent means tend to strengthen or limit the offence of patent infringement?