Practice

Patents

From U.S. patent reform to the European Unified Patent Court. The world is changing. Whether it’s patent expiry or patent trolls that are causing concern, our team of litigators will vigorously defend your position.

Representative experience

Representing leading technology giants in their local and multijurisdictional patent disputes, including BlackBerry, Dell, Google, HTC, KPN, Motorola, Oracle, and ZTE.

Representing Google, Inc., LG, and Toshiba, in defense of ITC action brought by Straight Path IP Group Inc. involving mobile devices, Google Talk, Google Hangouts, and YouTube.

Advising HTC on the then largest patent litigation before the European courts. Multijurisdictional cases against Nokia and NPEs, and advising on FRAND licensing terms.

Representation of ZTE in the landmark case Huawei vs. ZTE before the CJEU (C-170/13) dealing with the antitrust (FRAND) defense regarding standard essential patents (SEP).

Representing MSD in a dispute with Shionogi over patents relating to anti-HIV therapy raltegravir.

Advising a leading Japanese innovator pharmaceutical firm on multiple Hatch-Waxman lawsuits relating to the client's blockbuster product.

Representing Leachman Cattle of Colorado in a challenge to two of its patents.  Marking the first PTAB issued post-grant reviews under the AIA.

Representing Daimler / Mercedes Benz in various patent litigation proceedings in the United States and China; and U.S. IPR proceedings.

Global IP counsel to the consortium of Audi AG, BMW Group, and Daimler AG on their €2.8bn acquisitions of Nokia's digital mapping unit, HERE.

Handling patent portfolio for Kodak Alaris’ photo kiosk, document scanner, thermal printing, and digital photo frame business, helping Kodak Alaris to mine and defend its portfolio.

Awards and Rankings

Hogan Lovells Paris has improved its rankings in five categories in The Legal 500 EMEA France 2019

Hogan Lovells is delighted to announce the progress by its teams in five categories of The Legal 500 EMEA France.

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Hogan Lovells Publications

U.S. and German patent update – April 2019 LimeGreen IP News

The U.S. and German patent update reports on recent patent news and cases from Germany and the United States.

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Sponsorships and Speaking Engagements

CLE Program: SEPS, FRAND Licensing and Beyond: Recent Developments in Court Decisions and Policy Changes around the World

Ted Essex will be a speaker during the "CLE Program: SEPS, FRAND Licensing and Beyond: Recent Developments in Court Decisions and Policy" session at the American Bar Association 2019 Annual ...

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The curse of Shoeless Joe continues: TTAB finds White Sox fan lacked bona fide intent-to-use LimeGreen IP News

For any baseball fans already preparing to capitalize when their favorite team wins their next World Series game, you may strike out before getting up to bat at the Trademark Trial and...

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Sponsorships and Speaking Engagements

ITC Practice: What Every IP Attorney and In-House Counsel Should Know

Ted Essex will be speaking at The John Marshall Law School Center for Intellectual Property, Information & Privacy Law.

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Hogan Lovells standard essential patent update – February 2019 LimeGreen IP News

The Hogan Lovells standard essential patent (SEP) update reports on recent news and case decisions from jurisdictions including China, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the Netherlands, Spain, ...

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