An example of how long patent litigation can drag on is litigation between Siemens и Seagate. Recall that in 2006 Siemens filed a lawsuit accusing a US hard drive manufacturer of patent infringement.
It was all about some specific sensor that was used Seagate in the heads of hard drives. In 2008, the court ruled that no violation was found. Siemens This decision did not suit and the company filed an appeal. It also took a lot of time to review.
And now, at last, a fat point has been put in this trial. The court finally ruled Seagate and decided that the original decision was absolutely correct. And dismissed the appeal.
Thus, the case took four years. And this is for consideration of a single patent. I wonder how long it will take in this case Nokia against Apple, which, on top of everything else, was also recently frozen?