16 January 2020PatentsRory O'Neill

Tech and auto companies urge EU to crack down on patent trolls

Tech and auto companies including Apple, BMW, Microsoft, and Samsung have urged the European Commission to take action to stop European courts from issuing automatic injunctions in favour of so-called ‘patent trolls’.

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