15:54 Feb 20, 2018
German to English translations [PRO]
Law/Patents - Law (general) / Licenses
German term or phrase: Lizenzwillige
This is from a document dealing with the "Lizensierungsanspruch" (requirement to grant a license) incumbent on a dominant firm. Is a "Lizenzwillige" the same as a "Lizenzsuchende"? Or does anyone know of a distinction?

Here's a sample sentence:

„Nichtdiskriminierend“ heißt, dass der Patentinhaber den Lizenzwilligen im Vergleich zu anderen Lizenznehmern gleich behandelt, mithin eine Lizenz zu vergleichbaren Konditionen anbietet, oder im Falle einer Ungleichbehandlung dafür triftige Gründe vorliegen, die nachvollziehbar darzulegen sind“.

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4 +1license applicant/prospective licensee
2License seeker

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License seeker

or: prospective licensee....I would use in the context of your example. Don't really see the difference between Lizenznehmer and Lizenzwilligen, except that the former has already been granted a license, while the latter is 'inclined' (willig/willing) to take out a license.

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8 hrs   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5 peer agreement (net): +1
license applicant/prospective licensee

I don't think "seeker" quite fits in legal parlance

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agree  gangels: The German example "Lizenzsucher" was obviously copied from the fairly common 'license seeker'
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