Mercedes-Benz Loses a Patent Dispute to Another Company

In theory this can also lead to a ban on the sale in Germany.

Daimler AG has lost the second trial in the last three weeks over the rights to mobile technologies used in cars (this time, it has lost to the Japanese company Sharp).

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In mid-August, Nokia won a German trial for the illegal use of patented technologies in Mercedes-Benz cars. After that, the Finnish company demanded a percentage of each Mercedes vehicle sold. If the automaker had not agreed to this condition, this could have simply led to a ban on the sale in Germany. The conglomerate’s representatives said that they intended to appeal the court's decision and called the prospect of a sales ban “unlikely”.

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Meanwhile, Mercedes-Benz has lost a patent dispute to another company. According to Automotive News, a similar claim for violation of the right to use the mobile technologies used by Daimler AG was recently filed by the Japanese company Sharp. In the same way as in the dispute with Nokia, Mercedes risks getting a court ban on selling cars in Germany. In the case, Sharp posts collateral of €5.5 billion (in the previous case, this amount reached €7 billion).

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