MIP Awards and IP STARS 2021 research

The research for the 2021 edition of IP STARS and the Managing IP Awards programme will start on September 1, 2020.

Click here to read about our research, the forms to complete, and the webinar on September 17.


Germany: Sisvel v Haier not over yet

Last month, the German Federal Court of Justice (FCJ) published its decision on the standard essential patent (SEP) dispute between Sisvel and Haier. The decision provided guidance on FRAND-related SEP disputes in Germany. Read an in-depth analysis of the decision here.

A team of lawyers from Arnold Ruess, including Cordula Schumacher, represented Sisvel in the FCJ. The patent attorneys at Eisenführ Speiser were also involved. Both IP firms were among the winners at the MIP EMEA Awards 2020.

Haier was represented by Gulde & Partner and Klaka.  

Arnold Ruess, Eisenführ Speiser, and Klaka are ranked for patent disputes work in Germany.

It was reported last week that Haier will challenge the FCJ’s decision before the German Constitutional Court. We will keep an eye on this case.


Other cases featured in MIP’s news roundup

This week’s Managing IP news roundup included the high-profile decision of the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit on the patent licensing/antitrust dispute between the Federal Trade Commission and Qualcomm. The court ruled that Qualcomm’s patent licensing programme was not anti-competitive.

Qualcomm was represented by Goldstein & Russell, Cravath Swaine & Moore, Keker Van Nest & Peters, Morgan Lewis & Bockius, and Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati.

Last week’s roundup covered the ruling of the English High Court ruling in the Jaguar Land Rover’s trade mark application dispute as well as the orders of the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC) in the dispute between American Axle & Manufacturing and Neapco Holdings.

UK: Mills & Reeve represented Jaguar Land Rover and Potter Clarkson represented Ineos Industries Holdings. Read Judge Clarke’s judgment here.

US: Steptoe & Johnson represented American Axle & Manufacturing, while Honigman acted for Neapco Holdings. Read the CAFC’s judgments here and here.


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