The IP High Court of Tokyo decides on the rights and responsibilities of dominant patent holders (Apple / Samsung)

11 April 2014: Japanese Patent Litigation: Samsung v Apple – The Wrestlers in the Ring* On 31 March 2014, the IP High Court in Tokyo heard an appeal from the parties, Apple and Samsung, in the matter of Japanese Patent JP4642898. A week earlier, 24 March 2014, marked the closing of the deadline for third parties to file Amicus Briefs for consideration by the court. This is reported to be the first time Amicus Briefs have been considered in Japanese litigation. This is the latest high profile patent infringement case in the so-called "SmartPhone Wars" involving the global manufacturers of the consumer electronics and computer technology that now underpin our lives. Due to the importance of the case, it is being heard by the IP High Court's Grand Panel. The Grand Panel includes a

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Nick Reeve, The IP High Court of Tokyo decides on the rights and responsibilities of dominant patent holders (Apple / Samsung), 16 May 2014, e-Competitions Notion of dominance, Art. N° 70646

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