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Case law on standard essential patents in Europe

Bonadio, E. ORCID: 0000-0003-1078-4323 & Tanwar, A. (2021). Case law on standard essential patents in Europe. ERA Forum, 22(4), pp. 601-618. doi: 10.1007/s12027-021-00690-6


In Europe disputes over SEPs are frequently litigated. In Huawei v ZTE, the CJEU gave a landmark judgement where it established guidelines to balance the interests of SEP owners and those of implementers. In this paper we will cover that case as well as other important SEP-related decisions from courts in the UK, Germany, France, Netherland and Italy.

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Publisher Keywords: Standardisation, Patents, Enforcement, Competition
Subjects: J Political Science > JX International law
K Law > K Law (General)
Departments: The City Law School > Academic Programmes
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