Lufthansa v. Thales et al case

In its decision of 19 June 2020, the Paris court has split into several stages the pending Lufthansa v. Thales et al case. As a result, the court will first (and rapidly) rule on the validity of the patent opposed by Lufthansa, before addressing (if necessary) the infringement of this patent and, if applicable, the compensation for damages. Will this approach tend to be more widely used in the future and in particular in the most complex patent infringement proceedings where the defendant seems to oppose serious arguments that may be examined first?

Click here to read an article written by Sabine Agé, Caroline Levesque and Anaïs Pallut for Eplaw’s Patent Blog.