Kriton Metaxopoulos of A. & K. Metaxopoulos and Partners Law Firm

Kriton Metaxopoulos of A. & K. Metaxopoulos and Partners Law Firm

Born Athens, Greece.  Athens-based lawyer since 1986, called to the bar of the Hellenic Supreme Court in 1995.
Education: University of Athens Law School (Law degree conferred in 1984); University of London, London School of Economics (postgraduate degree 1985). Trainee with European Commission DG-X February – July 1986). Member of the Board of Directors of TELFA. Domestic correspondent for the highly-respected foreign law review Entertainment Law Review.
Spoken languages: Greek, French, English and Italian (speaking / reading).
Specialisation: Intellectual and industrial property, corporate/company and taxation law, litigation on issues of intellectual property and company law, international arbitration and dispute resolution.

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Greek Supreme Court contests the validity of Philips’ EFM+ (DVD) Patent

Summary In its decision no 1589/2017 the Greek Supreme Court upheld the appeal brought by the Greek company “DPH” against the Dutch company “P”. The Supreme Court held that the Court of Appeals’ decision, which had upheld definitely the lawsuit of “P” against “DPH” for breach of “P”’s essential patents, was wrong in finding they … Continue Reading

EXHAUSTION OF PATENT RIGHTS & DIRECT INFRINGEMENT RE-EVALUATED:THE MPEG LA / DPH CASE

The German Federal Court of Justice (Bundesgerichtshof) with its decision X 2r 33/10, announced on August 21, 2012, rejects claims for infringement of MPEG-2 video coding patents by a Greek DVD manufacturer: The DVD, as such, is NOT a means of infringement of the patent claim in dispute. On August 21, 2012 the German Federal … Continue Reading
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