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German Federal Supreme Court decides in landmark case on competition law defence

  • Bird & Bird
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  • Germany
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  • October 16 2009

On 6 May 2009, the German Federal Supreme Court rendered its landmark decision in the matter of Orange Book Standard

Landmark case on cartel law defence pending before German Federal Supreme Court

  • Bird & Bird
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  • Germany
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  • April 2 2009

On 10 February 2009, the oral hearing took place before the German Federal Supreme Court in a landmark case concerning the relationship between patent law and competition law in general, and the relevance of competition law-based arguments in patent infringement proceedings in particular

Local judgment with an international economic approach - new German case law on the FRAND defence in patent litigation

  • Bird & Bird
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  • Germany
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  • April 2 2009

With a series of decisions of 11 September 2008, the highly regarded Regional Court Düsseldorf has further specified the so-called FRAND defence in an international patent case in the electronics sector