Thu, 03/17/2016 (All day)
In the lawsuit, pending since 2014, OpenTV had argued that Apple had infringed the company's patent aimed at a special streaming technology (EP 0 885 525 B2) in selling iPhones, iPads, OS X based computers, and Apple TV devices. The injunction granted against the above products is provisionally enforceable against collateral. If enforced, Apple would no longer be allowed to offer and sell any of the devices in Germany, which infringe the patent according to the ruling of Düsseldorf Regional Court. The relevant streaming feature would have to be removed from the devices sold. Apple may appeal the judgment of Düsseldorf Regional Court. Apple Retail Germany GmbH has filed nullity proceedings at the Federal Patent Court against the patent at issue.
In addition, OpenTV also filed complaints in the US for an injunction regarding the use of these patents.
OpenTV Corporation is a leading global provider of technology and services for the delivery of digital and interactive television based in San Francisco, USA. OpenTV's technology and software is used worldwide in 96 countries and some 60 million digital set-top boxes.
Counsel to OpenTV: Dr. Tobias J. Hessel, Dr. Stefan Richter, both Partners HOYNG ROKH MONEGIER, Düsseldorf
On 27 November 2018 the Court of Appeal of The Hague in the Netherlands reversed the first instance court’s decision, confirming the validity of AstraZeneca’s patents on their breast cancer drug Faslodex® and reinstating the earlier injunction against Sandoz in PI proceedings.
In the landmark Philips Nokia judgement of 1 December 2011 (joined cases C 446/09 and C 495/09) the CJEU responded to a referral by the Antwerp Court of First Instance that in the context of an infringement action it is up to the holder of the intellectual property right to demonstrate that the allegedly infringing goods are intended to be put on sale in the European Union.
The EUIPO has released its long awaited “Study on legislative measures related to online IPR infringements”, Carina Gommers and Stephanie Hermoye drafted the Belgian submission on civil measures.
Juan José Marín, Full Professor of Civil Law and founder of the Law Offices of Juan José Marín, brings his intellectual property expertise to HOYNG ROKH MONEGIER, where he will lead the copyright practice group.
Fabienne Brison is pleased to announce the publication of the 4th edition of "Huldeboek/Hommage à Jan Corbet: Het Belgische auteursrecht. Artikelsgewijze commentaar / Le droit d'auteur belge. Commentaire par article", published by Larcier.