Düsseldorf District Court enforces a break in the cell phone patent war

Düsseldorf District Court inquires with the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) what the procedure will be in future for disputes on standard essential patents. In the Frankfurter Allgemeine, Dr. Bernd Allekotte, Patent Litigation Expert at Grünecker, welcomes this step taken by the Düsseldorf Court. It is important to align case law, says Dr. Allekotte. However, various ongoing judicial patent disputes from the mobile communications sector would first of all have to be suspended. The enforced break would make the companies come back to the negotiation table.