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DHC IS NOW A HOTBED OF SEP LITIGATION - PHILIPS SUES VIVO & XIAOMI FOR INFRINGING LTE PATENTS

Some time back, I had posted that Philips had sued Vivo and others, on the blog here.  The Delhi High Court in two separate orders has issued orders against Vivo and Xiaomi to secure Philips interest during trial (see attached orders below).This post focusses on the value on the basis of which Philips interest is secured.  The operative part from the judgments first:Philips v. Vivo 2. Counsel for the parties are agreed that in order to hasten the trial in the suit and final adjudication, the following directions can be issued:   (i) The defendant nos. 1 and 2 will not create any encumbrance or third party rights in the immovable property and the superstructure described as follows: “IT... Continue reading

DHC IS NOW A HOTBED OF SEP LITIGATION - PHILIPS SUES VIVO FOR INFRINGING LTE PATENTS

This is in continuation of my previous post that the DHC has become a go to venue for SEP litigation.The latest is that Philips has sued VIVO (18.09.2020) and others for infringing its 3G / 4G patents, some of which have already expired.    The patents in issue are: (i) IN 275419 (ii) IN 271469 (iii) IN 228133 (iv) IN 221703 (v) IN 211041 Out of these patents,  IN 221703 and IN 211041 have expired. More precisely, the patents relate to Universal Mobile Telecommunication System / High Speed Packet Access / Evolved High Speed Packet Access and Long Term Evolution.In the first order of 18.09.2020, I see that Philips (allegedly) had demanded $1  from Vivo.  Whether or not that is FRAND, on... Continue reading

DELHI HIGH COURT INVITES COMMENTS ON PATENT RULES 2020

The Delhi High Court on October 9, 2020 issued its proposed  “The HighCourt of Delhi Rules Governing Patent Suits, 2020”.   The notification may be accessed here on the Delhi High Court website or from this site:  PublicNotice_G3SK9Q0PX99.PDF 223 KB The notification asks members of the Bar to send their comments / suggestions if any, within four weeks, to the office of the Registrar General of this Court by e-mail at jrrules.dhc@gov.in. My comments on the proposed rules may be accessed from here Response to Proposed Rules- RajivChoudhary.pdf 253 KB Continue reading