Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton (Brussels)

Thomas Graf

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton (Brussels)
Partner

Mr. Graf’s practice focuses on EC competition law, regulatory affairs, and intellectual property law. His experience includes work in a number of industries, including, IT, pharmaceuticals, media, sports rights, energy, and engineering. Mr. Graf has represented clients in many landmark cases before the European Commission, national competition authorities, and the European Courts.

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Articles

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Maurits J. F. M. Dolmans, Patrick Bock, Thomas Graf, Andris Rimsa, Vladimir Novak, Edward Dean, Sophie Donnelly The EU Commission seeks public comments on draft revised Vertical Block Exemption Regulation and vertical restraints guidelines

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The European Commission (“EC”), on July 9, 2021 [1], published its long-anticipated proposed update of the Vertical Block Exemption Regulation [2] (“VBER”) and the corresponding draft Vertical Restraints Guidelines (“Vertical Guidelines”) [3] for public consultation and comment by September 17, 2021 (...)

Maurits J. F. M. Dolmans, Paul Gilbert, Fay Davies, Thomas Graf, Daniel P. Culley The UK Supreme Court issues its ruling in a standard essential patent litigation and clarifies Courts’ approach to FRAND disputes (Unwired Planet / Huawei)

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On 26 August 2020, the UK Supreme Court issued its judgment in a standard-essential patent (SEP) dispute between Huawei and Unwired Planet (see full alert memorandum). Unwired Planet is a patent assertion entity that acquires and licenses patents. In 2013, it acquired telecoms patents from (...)

Maurits J. F. M. Dolmans, Paul Gilbert, Fay Davies, Thomas Graf, Daniel P. Culley The UK Supreme Court holds that an English court can enjoin infringement of a UK SEP where the infringer is willing to take a UK license, but refuses to take a worldwide licence on FRAND terms (Huawei / Unwired Planet)

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This article has been nominated for the 2021 Antitrust Writing Awards. Click here to learn more about the Antitrust Writing Awards. On 26 August, 2020, the UK Supreme Court decided a standard-essential patent (SEP) dispute between Huawei and Unwired Planet. [1] The Supreme Court held that an (...)

Maurits J. F. M. Dolmans, Paul Gilbert, Fay Davies, Thomas Graf, Daniel P. Culley The UK Supreme Court confirms that it is possible to set global FRAND rates and global licences to portfolios of standard-essential patents (Unwired Planet / Huawei)

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On 26 August, 2020, the UK Supreme Court decided a standard-essential patent (SEP) dispute between Huawei and Unwired Planet. The Supreme Court held that an English court can (a) enjoin infringement of a UK SEP where the infringer is willing to take a UK license, but refuses to take a worldwide (...)

George S. Cary, Maurits J. F. M. Dolmans, Bruce Hoffman, Thomas Graf, Leah Brannon, Richard Pepper, Henry Mostyn, Alexis R. B. Lazda, Savannah Haynes, Kristi Georgieva, Jan Przerwa Exploitative abuses, price gouging & COVID-19 : The cases pursued by EU and national competition authorities

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The COVID-19 pandemic has led to extreme demand and price volatility for certain products, as well as fluctuations in firms’ costs. As firms struggle to manage these changes, agencies are aggressively seeking to show they are preventing consumer exploitation—for example, as a result of (...)

Christopher J. Cook, Francisco Enrique González-Díaz, François-Charles Laprévote, Maurits J. F. M. Dolmans, Nicholas Levy, Thomas Graf The EU Commission fines a company for providing incorrect or misleading information during its investigations on a merger (Facebook / WhatsApp)

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On May 18, 2017, the European Commission (the “Commission”) fined Facebook €110 million for providing incorrect or misleading information during its 2014 investigation of its acquisition of WhatsApp The magnitude of the fine dwarfs the few penalties the Commission has imposed in the past for (...)

Thomas Graf The EU Court of Justice renders its judgment on licensing of satellite broadcasting holding that national law blocking the importation of foreign decoders is contrary to the freedom to provide services (Football Association Premier League)

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The Court of Justice Speaks On Licensing Of Satellite Broadcasting* On October 4, the European Court of Justice rendered its judgment in Premier League v QC Leisure. The Court concludes that blocking the importation of Greek pay-TV decoders into the UK restricts the freedom to provide services (...)

Thomas Graf The Advocate General Kokott renders her opinion holding that the principle of exhaustion applies to the transmission of live football matches in the same way as to physical products (Football Association Premier League)

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UK Pubs And Greek Decoders – The Implications Of The Premier League Case For The Dissemination Of Digital Content* The European Court of Justice is expected to render its judgment in Premier League v QC Leisure in the next few months. At the heart of the case, lies the question whether (...)

Thomas Graf The EU General Court fines a company for abuse of a dominant position in the pharmaceutical sector addressing the issues of market definition and dominance analysis (AstraZeneca)

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The General Court’s Judgment In AstraZeneca, Lessons For Market Definition And Dominance Analysis* On July 1, 2010, the European General Court rendered its judgment in the AstraZeneca case, dismissing for the most part AstraZeneca’s appeal against the Commission’s infringement decision of June (...)

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Douglas H. Ginsburg, Frédéric Jenny, Joshua D. Wright, Thomas Graf Brevets : Les autorités de concurrence sont-elles en mesure de corriger les dysfonctionnements du système ? (New Frontiers of Antitrust, Paris, 21 février 2014)

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La deuxième table-ronde de la conférence “Demain la concurrence” du 21 février 2014 à Paris, était dédiée aux “Brevets : Les autorités de concurrences sont-elles en mesure de corriger les dysfonctionnements du système ?”. Cette table ronde qui part du constat de l’accroissement significatif des affaires qui (...)

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