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Paris takes the lead in Europe on FRAND legal qualification

On February 6, 2020 the case management judge of the Paris High Court (Tribunal Judiciaire) made a decision that is of great importance in terms of both the legal qualification of the undertaking of the owner of patents essential to the implementation of standards to grant to anyone a fair, reasonable and non-discriminatory (FRAND) license, … Continue Reading

FinTech patents may not be grounded within the contours of patentable subject matter under Alice

The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York recently invalidated Western Express Bancshares, LLC’s (Western Express) U.S. Patent No. 8,498,932 relating to a method of transferring funds through a bankcard. This decision was the result of a motion to dismiss a patent infringement action brought by Western Express against Green Dot Corporation … Continue Reading

MIAX keeps stocking up the wins against Nasdaq in Fintech patent battle

Within two weeks, Miami International Holding Inc. and its subsidiaries (MIAX) have attained five victories before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. The PTAB declared that five Nasdaq patents (U.S. Patent Nos. 6,618,707, 7,246,093, 7,921,051, 7,747,506, and 8,386,371), related to electronic securities trading systems, are invalid under … Continue Reading

Misappropriation of trade secrets in Germany – the recent Supreme Court decision

Germany is a leading jurisdiction for patent litigation, yet it is still not popular for those bringing trade secrets disputes. Frankfurt partner Dr Anette Gärtner has published a case comment, “German Federal Supreme Court: Hohlfasermembranspinnanlage II — Enforcement of Claims for Misuse of Trade Secrets”, looking at the recent Supreme Court decision regarding the misappropriation … Continue Reading

Unregistered patent transactions will cost you

The findings from a recent UK Patents Court judgment have clarified the extent of litigation sanctions imposed when there is a failure to record a patent transaction at the Patent Office. The UK patents system may deprive a successful plaintiff of its entitlement to recover its full legal costs in these circumstances. This case will also affect … Continue Reading
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