IPgeek: Berlin Court condemns Sisvel's IFA seizures as "illegal"
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Started by: zoobabzoobab
Date: 01 Sep 2008 10:04
Number of posts: 1
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Summary:
Today Sisvel, Europe's very own "patent troll", was given a serious blow by a Berlin Court. Sisvel convinced German public prosecutors to provide some helping hands in pressing companies in the mp3 audio field to take licenses under patents, owned by Philips and other companies. Sisvel obtained an order from the German Public Prosecutor's Office to seize SanDisk's newest mp3 products at Europe's largest electronics exhibition, IFA. Sisvel used this Prosecutor's order to conduct raids at the IFA exhibition in Berlin to force SanDisk to remove products from its IFA booth, allegedly infringing patents, administered by this Italian patent troll. The court found the use of the criminal seizure proceedings against the law and ordered Sisvel to immediately stop and lift the seizures.
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