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NOKIA GETS INJUNCTION AGAINST MERCEDES MAKER DAIMLER FOR INFRINGEMENT OF ITS SEP IN EUROPE

First posted on spicyip.com on August 20, 2020Banner image from here.Recently a German court, in a SEP / FRAND matter involving Nokia and Mercedes maker Daimler Motors, issued an injunction against Daimler for its infringement of Nokia’s SEP.  See press release issued by the court here in German (you may choose to automatically translate the press release in English). Basically, Daimler had infringed Nokia’s patent EP2981103. This patent is related to Zadoff-Chu sequences.  You might ask what is so great about Zadoff-Sequences: well they are the basic access signal in LTE.  In particular, the patent uses ZC sequences in the preamble for random access (i.e. to connect the mobile unit to... Continue reading

SEPS AND CONFIDENTIALITY CLUBS: NO COMPATIBILITY WITH EACH OTHER

First posted on spicyip.com  on June 8, 2020  compatibility-230x169.jpg 5.81 KB Image from here Recently, there was a post on spicyip.com regarding merits of confidentiality clubs to standard essential patent (SEP) litigation. When I read it, my view was that the confidentiality clubs being applied to a defendant in a SEP litigation was highly problematic and the same was not suited for the defendant: the very basis for using confidentiality clubs to share information in SEP litigation was highly questionable and should be challenged by a defendant. This post concludes that it is not in a defendant’s best interests to agree to a confidentiality clu... Continue reading

DELHI HIGH COURT ISSUES ANTI ANTI-SUIT INJUNCTION AGAINST XIAOMI ON APPLICATION BY INTERDIGITAL

In my previous blog post on the issue of anti - anti suit injunction, I had mentioned that InterDigital had filed an anti anti-suit injunction against Xiaomi at the Delhi High Court.  Yesterday, the Delhi High Court issued its order against Xiaomi issuing the anti-anti suit injunction.  See : InterDigitalvXiaomi.Judg.09102020.pdf 969 KB The Court ordered: I am of the view that a clear case, for grant of ad interim injunction, in terms of prayer (i) in para 33 of the present application, is made out.Para 33(i) of InterDigital's application is:“33. (i) Grant an injunction against the Defendant Nos. 1-8 in the present proceedings, restraining them from purs... Continue reading