World Wide Technical Services N.V. v. Panasonic Marketing Europe GmbH and Panasonic Manufacturing UK Ltd., District Court of The Hague, the Netherlands, 15 July 2012, Case number 460236 / HA ZA 14-228
WWTS holds a method-patent (EP '882) for connecting a computer, a server, a computer program product and a system, which technology is implemented into WWTS's IQonn software. WWTS had licensed its IQonn Software to Panasonic via a third party, Diginext, which has since been declared bankrupt. After an update, parties disagreed on the scope of the license. Panasonic was under the impression that the paid license fee was meant for version 3 and 4, while WWTS claimed that Panasonic should pay a separate license fee for version 4. Additionally, WWTS accused Panasonic of infringing its patent and copyrights by selling Toughbook laptops with version 4 of the IQonn Software, without having a license to do so.