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Patent royalties and licensee obligations

Patent royalties and licensee obligations
Published on: 09 August 2016
Published by: LexisPSL
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Article summary

Arbitration analysis: In the recent case of Genentech Inc v Hoechst GmbH and another, the Court of Justice ruled on a non-exclusive licence agreement and the obligation to pay royalties. Elizabeth Oger-Gross, partner, and Anaïs Harlé, associate, at White & Case in Paris, discuss some of the issues that arose from the judgment. or take a trial to read the full analysis.

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