The worldwide filing of PCT patent applications reached a record high in 2018. For the first time, more than half of the PCT patent applications were filed with WIPO from Asia, mainly from China and Japan.
Apple has won in the Federal Patent Court. The focus was on Apple's DE patent on display orientation, i.e. the determination and modification of the display depending on whether the user holds his smartphone upright or sideways. This important basic patent was filed as part of the PCT application and was rejected by
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.