A Final Victory for Sisvel Before the German Federal Supreme Court (BGH) In the Sisvel vs. Haier Case
On May 5 the German Federal Supreme Court heard the arguments in the case between Sisvel and Haier regarding Sisvel’s request for injunctive relief for infringement of cellular standard essential patents (SEPs) owned by Sisvel. The decision rendered on May 5, marks the final decision on the infringement of Sisvel’s European patent EP 0 852 885 (“EP 885”), and the related FRAND defense after a 6 year long legal dispute.
Prior to this verdict, on March 10, 2020 the BGH had already given final confirmation that Sisvel’s EP 885 should be considered valid. The nullity actions had been filed by Haier and ZTE. On April 28, 2020 there was a subsequent decision by the BGH confirming the validity of Sisvel’s European patent EP 1 264 504, where Haier and ZTE were likewise the plaintiffs. Last but not least, yesterday the BGH ruled that in the infringement proceedings of EP 885 the decision of the Appeal Court in Düsseldorf from March 2017 is reversed in relation to the finding on costs and insofar as the decision has found to the detriment of the plaintiff, i.e. Sisvel.
“Sisvel welcomes the results we have obtained in the recent weeks before the highest court for patent matters in Germany. Whilst we still see a too much hold-out and “efficient infringement” strategies being used, we have every confidence that Haier and implementers alike will take notice of this landmark decision.” said Florian Cordes, who managed the litigation for Sisvel, “We also trust that the decision of the BGH will provide certain instructions to the market and courts how implementers of SEPs should behave, which may prevent future disputes.”
The patents asserted against Haier are part of Sisvel’s bilateral “Wireless” program and are available under license with its “Mobile Communication Program” (MCP) as well. The Sisvel MCP is a licensing platform that licenses cellular (2G, 3G, 4G) standard essential patents, which are owned by a variety of companies, including Airbus DS, KPN, Mitsubishi Electric, Orange, Sisvel and 3G Licensing.
For additional information about the program, please visit the dedicated section of our website: https://www.sisvel.com/licensing-programs/wireless-communications/mcp/introduction
Sisvel is a world leader in fostering innovation and managing intellectual property. The Group identifies, evaluates and maximizes the value of IP assets for its partners around the world, providing firms with a revenue stream which can be reinvested in innovation for the generation of future revenues. Founded in 1982, the Group is headquartered in Luxembourg and has subsidiaries in China, Germany, Italy, Japan, Spain, the United States and the United Kingdom. The Group has a long history of managing successful patent portfolios including those related to the audio compression standards known as MP3 and MPEG Audio, as well as broadcasting and receiving of digital terrestrial television standards maintained by the DVB Project. Sisvel currently operates patent pools and joint licensing programs in the fields of mobile communication; wireless local area networking 802.11; digital video broadcasting; recommendation engine and broadband access to data networks.
For additional information, please visit: www.sisvel.com.
Media Contact Sisvel Group
Tel: +34 93 131 5570
About Business Wire
Subscribe to releases from Business Wire
Subscribe to all the latest releases from Business Wire by registering your e-mail address below. You can unsubscribe at any time.
Latest releases from Business Wire
Esri and AfroChampions Launch Partnership to Promote GIS in Africa24.9.2020 15:52:00 CEST | Press release
Esri, the global leader in location intelligence, today announced a joint initiative with AfroChampions, a Pan-African nonprofit that aims to promote policies that foster private-public collaboration for Africa's economic transformation. The goal of the initiative is to engage leaders in business, governments, the African Union, and other regional economic communities through dialogue and potential partnership building in applying geospatial technology and solutions. This new partnership with AfroChampions seeks to contribute to sustainable economic development in Africa and promote the benefits of a shared geospatial infrastructure throughout the continent. As a majority of Africans still live in rural areas, geographic information system (GIS) technology can create new opportunities for growth, especially in critical fields such as health and telemedicine, land management, agriculture, and mobility. The powerful mapping and data analytics that GIS provides forms a foundation for some
DXC Technology Announces Leadership Appointments to Support the “new DXC"24.9.2020 15:20:00 CEST | Press release
DXC Technology (NYSE:DXC) today presented its latest leadership appointments further strengthening the DXC leadership team, the majority being new to DXC within the last year. This team is bringing the “new DXC,” which is focused on its customers and its people, to the market as it executes the company’s transformation journey. DXC Customer Portfolio Leadership Over the past year, CEO Mike Salvino has recruited new IT services industry leaders who bring formidable experience delivering for customers, inspiring people, and running and growing businesses. DXC announces the following appointments and changes to the team that will run DXC’s business and lead execution of the DXC transformation journey: Americas will be led byJim Brady and David Swift. Jim joined DXC in June 2020 from Accumen, where he was the COO and previously worked at Accenture and Honeywell. David Swift joined DXC in November 2019 from Accolade where he was Chief Service Officer and previously worked at Aon Hewitt and
Statement on One-Year Anniversary of Women’s Entrepreneurship Accelerator24.9.2020 15:07:00 CEST | Press release
Please find the statement below from Women’s Entrepreneurship Accelerator leadership regarding the one-year anniversary of the ground-breaking initiative. This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20200924005283/en/ Anita Bhatia, Deputy Executive Director, UN Women One year ago, we committed to educating and empowering ten million women entrepreneurs over the next ten years through the Women’s Entrepreneurship Accelerator (WEA). We began to lay the groundwork for a systemic transformation to break down the barriers keeping women from achieving financial independence and contributing to a better future for themselves and their communities. Today, in our unprecedented reality, women find themselves at history’s crossroads. They are disproportionately harmed by the economic devastation wrought by COVID-19 while simultaneously holding the keys to recovery. Women make up 39% of global employment but have accounted for 54% of o
Airship Acquires Conversational Commerce Pioneer ReplyBuy to Accelerate Expansion Into Mobile Commerce24.9.2020 15:00:00 CEST | Press release
Customer engagement company Airship today announced that it has acquired ReplyBuy, a company that pioneered fully integrated solutions for payments over SMS. This move extends Airship’s platform beyond customer engagement to directly enable commerce, as well as power one-to-one customer conversations via two-way SMS. In addition, Airship plans to extend ReplyBuy’s technology to provide turnkey commerce and payments solutions across more marketing channels, messaging platforms and industry verticals. The acquisition will provide companies of all sizes a single platform to create, manage and optimize cross-channel customer interactions and drive greater revenue more quickly. Airship’s real-time mobile data, predictive AI and unified approach to customer journeys ensures relevant messaging at the optimal time on customers’ preferred channels across app and web notifications, SMS, email, mobile wallet and more. Subsequent digital actions customers take, now including purchases and conversa
Careismatic Brands Launches “19 Days of Gratitude” Global Campaign to Support Nurses and the DAISY Foundation24.9.2020 15:00:00 CEST | Press release
Careismatic Brands, the world’s largest designer and manufacturer of medical apparel, today announced the launch of a global tribute and charitable fundraising campaign, “19 Days of Gratitude,” spotlighting the heroism of nurses as they continue to battle COVID-19 on the front lines. Launching in a year that the World Health Organization has deemed “The International Year of The Nurse and Midwife,” and timed to the 200th anniversary of Florence Nightingale’s birth, the new campaign will celebrate nurses by revealing 19 stories that showcase frontline nurses from around the world over 19 consecutive days. The campaign will debut on careismatic.com/TributeToCourage and across Careismatic’s various social and digital channels, to celebrate the nursing community and raise money for the DAISY (Diseases Attacking the Immune System) Foundation, a worldwide organization recognizing the incredible work and sacrifice of nurses. This press release features multimedia. View the full release here:
Aera Technology Announces the General Release of Its Cognitive Operating System™ at Global Customer Summit.24.9.2020 14:00:00 CEST | Press release
Aera Technology today announced the general availability of the Aera Cognitive Operating System™, the world's first cloud platform for Cognitive Automation. In extending availability beyond current customers and partners, including Merck, RB, and Unilever, Aera meets the growing need of companies whose operations have been impacted by changing or uncertain market conditions. “We’ve worked with the world's largest organizations and complex supply chains to demonstrate the value of Cognitive Automation at scale. This tight collaboration has enabled us to build the Aera Cognitive Operating System™, which is now easy to implement and scale, and therefore available to an even wider range of companies,” said Frederic Laluyaux, CEO of Aera Technology. Alessandro de Luca, CIO of Healthcare, Merck Group, noted, “We are all running on much shorter cycles in this dynamic world, and it is impossible to process everything manually or on legacy systems. Aera's Cognitive Operating System™ has made a
In our pressroom you can read all our latest releases, find our press contacts, images, documents and other relevant information about us.Visit our pressroom