Global Perspectives on Patent Law’s Private Ordering Frontier
Edited by Jorge L. Contreras and Meredith Jacob
At first glance, voluntary patent pledges might seem to be a U.S. phenomenon. Most pledges are published and used by U.S.-based companies. Legal research has primarily focused on a U.S. perspective. However, since Germany has turned out to be the favored battleground for patent litigation in Europe, the question whether voluntary patent pledges are legally binding and enforceable under German law will become relevant.
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