The Munich District Court issues an anti-suit injunction in patent litigation (Nokia)

On July 11 2019, the Munich I District Court (Landgericht) issued an anti-suit injunction in patent litigation, preventing an automotive company from further pursuing proceedings in the United States. The Munich decision might become a landmark case because German courts have historically not been amenable to granting anti-suit injunctions. Background This case arose against the backdrop of the emerging “internet of things,” which is bringing mobile connectivity to the automotive sector. Amid this disruption, members of the automotive supply chains and owners of mobile connectivity technology patents are having to deal with one another for the first time. Of particular pertinence are standard-essential patents (SEPs), which claim subject-matter that must be used for compliance with

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Henrik Holzapfel, Christian Dölling, The Munich District Court issues an anti-suit injunction in patent litigation (Nokia), 11 July 2019, e-Competitions Bulletin July 2019, Art. N° 91542

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