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Telecoms update | Court orders submission of third party license and settlement agreements in FRAND case and imposes confidentiality regime; AASI granted ex parte

Recently, two interesting judgments were published in separate SEP/FRAND proceedings. The first decision pertains to a confidentiality regime and the second to an ex parte AASI. Confidentiality regime In the SEP/FRAND proceedings between Philips et al. vs. Xiaomi et al the District Court of The Hague (“DC”) decided on 14 July 2021 (decision published in
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Pharma update | Court of Appeal overturns ruling District Court in Astrazeneca v Menzis

In an earlier Pharma Update, we reported on the judgment of the District Court of The Hague of 14 October 2020 in which AstraZeneca AB (“AstraZeneca”) was ordered to pay damages to health insurer Menzis Zorgverzekeraar NV (“Menzis”) for having enforced a patent that was later invalidated against a generic company.   This judgment has now
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Telecoms update | PI judge dismisses Ericsson’s anti-anti-suit injunction claim against Apple

On 16 December 2021 the PI Judge of the District Court of The Hague (“PI Judge”) rendered a judgment in PI proceedings initiated by Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (“Ericsson”) against Apple Retail Netherlands B.V., Apple Benelux B.V., Apple Inc., Apple Distribution International and Apple Sales International Ltd (“Apple et al.”). Ericsson is the patent proprietor of
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The Legal 500: Patent Litigation Country Comparative Guide

The BarentsKrans’ IP & Technology team contributed to The Legal 500: Patent Litigation Country Comparative Guide  by providing the chapter on patent litigation in The Netherlands. By means of a Q&A this guide describes the most important aspects of patent litigation in 27 countries worldwide. Each chapter provides information about the current issues affecting patent
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Telecoms update | District Court rejects infringement claim

On 30 December 2020 (published 13 January 2021), the District Court of The Hague (“the Court”) rendered a judgment in final relief proceedings initiated by Adaptive Spectrum and Signal Alignment, Incorporated (“ASSIA”) against Koninklijke KPN N.V., Telfort Zakelijk B.V., XS4ALL Internet B.V., KPN B.V. (collectively “KPN”) and Nokia Solutions and Networks Nederland B.V. (“Nokia”) regarding
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