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Stanislas Roux-Valliard

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EU Trade Secret Protection – Brief v-log summary

Stanislas Roux-Vaillard discusses the key points covered by the EU trade secrets directive that aims at protecting undisclosed know-how and business information. Member States will have to implement all the critical requirements now set as a minimum standard by the directive by 9 June 2018. Watch the v-log here Catch up on our earlier Trade

France: Disparagement or FRAND offer?

A letter to the customers of a handset conceiver and seller, warning them against possible infringement, may constitute an offer for a Fair Reasonable And Non-Discriminatory (“FRAND”) license and is not constitutive of unfair competition. Wiko v. SISVEL, Commercial Court of Marseille, France 20/09/2016 The case reported is the first French FRAND-case initiated after the Huawei/ZTE

France – Uneven Standards: SEP infringement requires claimed process identical to the standard

The First Instance Court of Paris has held* that when asserting alleged Standard Essential Patents (“SEPs”), a patent holder first has to show that the process claimed in the asserted patent is identical to the process disclosed in the underlying standard. Vringo Infrastructure Inc. (“Vringo”) purchased roughly 500 patents declared by their initial owner as

France – SEP cases begin by evidencing essentiality

First Instance Court of Paris, 17 April 2015, Core Wireless Licensing SARL v. LG Electronics Inc. and LG Electronics France The First Instance Court of Paris holds that when asserting alleged Standard Essential Patents (SEPs), a patent holder cannot just state and presume the essentiality of said patents. Core Wireless Licensing SARL (“Core”) purchased roughly