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Patent dispute between nokia and daimler goes to eugh

Patent dispute between nokia and daimler goes to eugh

In the mobile patent dispute between network supplier nokia and carmaker daimler, key questions are now to be clarified by the european court of justice.

The dusseldorf regional court will submit a case to the luxembourg judges, it announced on thursday (az. 4c O 17/19). Nokia accuses daimler of patent infringement in connection with mobile phone technology in cars before various courts and sues for injunctive relief in each case. At the mannheim regional court in august, the network outfitter was successful in one case, but not in another. Nokia has already caught on in munich, too.

At the heart of the dispute is how so-called standard essential patents, the use of which is absolutely necessary for the use of the technology, are made available to all providers on fair terms and without discrimination. According to the court, nokia is free to decide at which level licenses are awarded, i.E. Directly to car manufacturers or to their individual suppliers. Daimler, on the other hand, believes that suppliers should be able to license their products directly themselves.

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Steigerwald club opens for mountain bikers

Steigerwald club opens for mountain bikers

Both groups have one thing in common: a love of nature. Some enjoy forests and meadows to fub, others want it faster and more exciting: they are on the road with their mountain bikes.

It is inevitable that there will be repeated arguments, sometimes with unflattering remarks, and that mutual respect will often leave a lot to be desired. "This should now be put to an end", says martin rugamer, deputy chairman of the steigerwald club gerolzhofen and passionate biker.

For this reason, according to rugamer, the idea of founding a mountain bike section in the steigerwaldklub was born, and also to break down prejudices on both sides. It is another forward-looking step, which the chairman engelbert muller also fully supports.

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Wiesenthau: barriers replace flashing lights

Wiesenthau: barriers replace flashing lights

Time and again there have been crashes at the wiesenthau railroad crossing. In order to avoid future collisions between motorists and the wiesenttalbahn train, the 1957 flashing light system is now being replaced by railroad barriers. This was confirmed by a spokesman for DB-netz-AG when asked.
The removal had been planned for a long time: as early as the end of 2015, representatives of the railroad and the road construction office had agreed that a railroad barrier could provide more safety here. The federal railway authority was responsible for the approval process. Whether a rail barrier is installed depends on the type of line (main or branch line) and the speed of the trains.
Representatives of the police, the federal railroad office, the railroad, and the district of forchheim, or the free state, checked whether the security was adequate for the local conditions.

Bringing technology up to speed

"The safest railroad crossing, says bahn press spokesman "are those that have been abandoned." In bavaria, for example, the number of train excursions has been halved from 7000 to 3500 in the last 25 years. On the 15-kilometer-long section of the wiesenttalbahn from forchheim to ebermannstadt, there are currently still 49 railroad crossings, three of which are secured by andreas crosses and warning lights. In kirchehrenbach, railroad barriers ensure safety. The planners’ hope that the railroad gates at wiesenthau station could be lowered as early as 2017 was not fulfilled. But now on 6. In july, extensive work began on the complete renewal of the railroad crossing at kilometer 6.087 of the forchheim – ebermannstadt line.

Extensive construction work

A cable trough will have to be dug along 850 meters of the railroad line so that the signal will warn drivers in good time and the barriers will close automatically. Foundations have to be built for the traffic lights and barrier drives. In the crossing area, foundations are laid for the barrier drives. A new switching station is also necessary. Also new foundations for the signals must be built. Drilling was carried out for the power supply in the intersection area. Finally, the curves and traffic islands at the railroad crossing will be adapted and redesigned.
But this extra safety does not come cheaply. The new barrier system, including the necessary accompanying acceptance tests, cost around 715,000 euros, as a DB network spokesman confirmed on request. The new plant is scheduled to go into operation next monday, 30. July. By then, the previous flashing light system must be dismantled. In the meantime, the crossing is to be secured by a mobile barrier system.

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“The cow decides for herself”

Agriculture is anything but old wagon wheels and wooden plows. The bavarian farmers’ association (BBV) now wants to renew this nostalgic image with an image campaign. We spoke to hans rebelein, managing director of the coburg and lichtenfels farmers’ association, about the implementation of the campaign, young farmers and self-determined cows.

FT: how is the profession of farming currently perceived by the public??
Hans rebelein: not so long ago, there were surveys on the value of professions in the public eye, and farmers came in third. So you can say that it is a very positive picture. Farmers often don’t believe it themselves, but it’s actually the case. I think this is because many people trust their local farmers. You can already see that regional products are more popular than organic products. People simply trust the farmers in their area, in the region, to deliver the best quality.

If the image is already so positive, why an image campaign??
There is nothing that could not be improved upon. We would like to emphasize the modernity of agriculture, because often only the nostalgic is seen. But not everything was better in the past. Today, for example, it would no longer be permissible to keep animals in the same way as 50 or 80 years ago. There were no windows in the barns and the ceilings were low. According to today’s standards, the animals have air and light and can move freely as far as possible.