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Christian Dölling focusses his practice on IP Litigation. He specializes in litigation and licensing of standard-essential patents (SEPs). In addition, he advises clients on the new German Trade Secrets Act. Previously, Christian worked at a range of international law firms where he gained exposure to a variety of areas which include public law, environmental, planning, regulation, and corporate M&A. Read Christian Dölling's full bio.

German Competition Authority Files Amicus Brief in SEP Litigation

By , and on Jul 1, 2020
Posted In Patents

In 2019, Nokia filed a series of patent infringement complaints against Daimler before several German courts. Nokia alleged that connected cars made by Daimler infringed Nokia’s patents. Nokia considered the relevant patents as essential for certain wireless communication standards. Nokia v. Daimler, Case No. 2 O 34/19 (Mannheim District Court). On 18 June 2020, the...

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Landmark Decision in German FRAND Case

By and on May 11, 2020
Posted In EU Update

On May 5, 2020, an oral hearing in Germany’s most recent landmark case on standard-essential patents (SEPs) and fair, reasonable and non-discriminatory (FRAND) licensing (Sisvel v. Haier, docket no. KZR 36/17) took place before the German Federal Court of Justice (FCJ).

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2019 IP Law Year in Review: European Issues

By , , , , and on Feb 13, 2020
Posted In Copyrights, Patents, Trademarks

Executive Summary The last year of the 2010s has been prolific in terms of important new pieces of legislation and case law within the European Union, and in France and Germany in particular. Indeed, the European Parliament and the EU Council adopted in April 17, 2019, a controversial directive (Directive 2019/790 on copyright and related...

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Draft Amendment to German Patent Act May Limit Availability of Injunctions

By and on Feb 6, 2020
Posted In Patents

On 14 January 2020, the German Federal Ministry of Justice published a draft act to modernize German patent law. Among other things, the draft addresses the fact that patent infringement trials proceed much quicker than parallel invalidity proceeding (which, under German law, are conducted separately). Hence, an injunction may be issued in first instance infringement...

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