Huawei v. ZTE revisited – German automotive patent wars to reshape SEP litigation in Europe

I. Introduction On November 26, the Dusseldorf Regional Court handed down a long awaited decision in the so-called automotive patent wars (case ID 4c O 17/19). The court referred heatedly debated questions in connection with the enforcement of standard essential patents (“SEPs”) to the Court …›

March 24, 2020 - European Union

Hard Knocks Keep Coming for Europe’s Unified Patent Court

With brexited UK announcing that it will not join Europe’s long-awaited Unified Patent Court (UPC), the establishment of an efficient pan-European patent litigation system faces ever‑mounting challenges. Last Friday, the German Federal Constitutional Court declared that the German Act of Approval of the UPC …›

Changing the Safety and Liability Rules on AI – What is the European Commission planning?

A White Paper on Artificial Intelligence (AI) from the European Commission provides insight on how governments might change product safety and liability rules to address the issues arising from AI systems. Five years ago, the European Commission (EC) established a key policy agenda designed to …›