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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.
By Dr. Henrik Holzapfel, Daniel von Brevern and Christian Dölling 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...
By Dr. Henrik Holzapfel and Christian Dölling 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).
By Charles de Raignac, Christian Dölling, Dr. Henrik Holzapfel, Laura Morelli, Nicole M. Jantzi and Dr. Philip Uecker 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...
By Christian Dölling and Dr. Henrik Holzapfel 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...