The German Federal Civil Court of Justice rules on the conditions of compulsory licence defence (Philipps)

According to a press release, on 6 May 2009 the German Federal Civil Court of Justice (the German Court of Justice) handed down a judgment setting out the conditions of a so-called compulsory licence defence. Under such a defence, a patent user facing an infringement suit from the patent holder may defend itself before the courts if it can demonstrate that it unsuccessfully tried to obtain a licence on reasonable terms and conditions from the patent holder and

Access to this article is restricted to subscribers

Already Subscribed? Sign-in

Access to this article is restricted to subscribers.

Read one article for free

Sign-up to read this article for free and discover our services.

 

PDF Version

Author

  • Van Bael & Bellis (Brussels)

Quotation

Peter L'Ecluse, The German Federal Civil Court of Justice rules on the conditions of compulsory licence defence (Philipps), 6 May 2009, e-Competitions May 2009, Art. N° 42845

Visites 115

All issues

  • Latest News issue 
  • All News issues
  • Latest Special issue 
  • All Special issues