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Hannes Snellman Successfully Defended Continental in an Action Brought by Nokia

16 May 2024

Hannes Snellman successfully defended Continental Automotive GmbH (“Continental”) in an action brought by Nokia Technologies Oy (“Nokia”) concerning the right to claim priority for a patent. The Market Court held that the matter did not concern the registration or validity of a patent. The Market Court also held that Nokia lacked declaratory interest. Consequently, the Market Court found that it lacked jurisdiction and dismissed the action without considering the merits as requested by Continental.

The Market Court ordered Nokia to compensate EUR 500,000 with legal interest to Continental for the legal costs incurred.

The decision is not final.

The Hannes Snellman team consisted of Partner Panu Siitonen and Counsel Vilhelm Schröder as lead counsels and Associate Hilma Mäkitalo-Saarinen.

Link to the decision here.

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