Vossius and Partner in Munich, Germany
*Corresponding Author: Johann Pitz, Vossius and Partner in Munich, Germany.
Received: August 19, 2020; Published: September 17, 2020
Anti-suit-injunctions (ASIs) are court-ordered, cross-border litigation prohibitions with the aim of preventing proceedings in other countries than the location of the court by way of interim injunctions. These are not directed against the foreign court itself, but rather against the plaintiff with the aim of prohibiting the initiation or continuation of parallel court proceedings. While this legal instrument has a long tradition in common law countries such as the UK and the USA, it is so far not recognized in the civil law jurisdictions across Europe apart from UK. In multinational disputes concerning standard-essential patents (SEPs) ASIs have been granted by US and UK courts in order to block parallel national infringement proceedings elsewhere until a decision on the worldwide FRAND license was reached before the UK or US court.
Citation: Johann Pitz. “Anti-Suit-Injunctions in Germany".Acta Scientific Medical Sciences 4.10 (2020): 65-67.
Copyright: © 2020 Johann Pitz. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.