German court hearings to steer connected cars SEP licensing

29 October 2019 - 12:00 am UTC

A chain of cases before German courts over the next few months are set to steer how licensing for connected cars in the 5G era is managed as judges hear arguments in Europe’s first such standard-essential patents (SEP) litigation, three people familiar with the matter told PaRR.

Munich regional court’s 21st civil chamber, with Tobias Pichlmaier as presiding judge, will hear arguments tomorrow (30 October) in two cases relating to separate SEPs in a series of infringement actions filed by Nokia against German carmaker Daimler.

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