The European Union has filed a legal challenge before the World Trade Organization against China’s use of “anti-suit injunctions” (ASIs) to restrict EU holders from enforcing standard-essential patents against Chinese companies in any non-Chinese court. The EU’s request for the establishment of a WTO panel challenges Chinese court-issued ASIs as they “forbid patent holders to commence, continue or enforce the results of any legal proceedings before any non-Chinese court and which are enforced through daily penalties in case of infringement.”

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