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US Supreme Court Rules In Landmark Case On Patent Exhaustion
Recently, the Supreme Court of the United States issued one of the most important patent decisions in the US. In Impression Products, Inc. v. Lexmark International, Inc. the Supreme Court...
21 Aug 2017
European Patent Office Amends Rules For Plant And Animal Patents
The patentability of plant and animal varieties has been a recurring topic of discussion over the years.
European Union
15 Aug 2017
UPC Sunrise Period: Decide On Opting Out Your European Patents
For some time, it seemed the Unified Patent Court (UPC) and unitary patents would remain a distant prospect.
20 Apr 2017
Commission And Council Positions Signal End Of Plant-Related Patents
The patentability of plant varieties has been a recurring topic of discussion over the years. Despite some pro-patentability decisions by the European Patent Office...
European Union
23 Mar 2017
Trade Secrets Directive In Implementation Process And 2017 Launch Of Unified Patent Court Becomes Possibility
In 2017, the focus will continue to be on the impact of the new Trade Secrets Directive and the expected realisation of the Unified Patent Court.
European Union
8 Feb 2017
UK's Intention To Ratify UPCA Brings Existence Of A Single European Patent Court Closer
British participation in setting up the Unified Patent Court has been uncertain since the vote for Brexit in June 2016...
European Union
20 Dec 2016
Netherlands Proposes Modified Innovation Box Tax Regime
The Dutch Ministry of Finance has launched a public consultation on the revision of the Dutch innovation box regime.
21 Jun 2016
First German Ruling Since Huawei Judgment Against Infringer Of Standard-Essential Patents
For the first time since the ECJ's Huawei judgment, a German court has ruled on the infringement of standard essential patents (SEPs) and Fair Reasonable and Non-Discriminatory (FRAND) licensing terms.
European Union
14 Jan 2016
New Measures To Counter Abuse Of Intellectual Property In China
China's State Administration of Industry and Commerce has published new rules to reduce abuse of intellectual property rights.
12 Jun 2015
ECJ: Non-Fertilised Human Ovum Activated By Parthenogenesis Could Be Patentable
The European Court of Justice recently ruled in International Stem Cell Corporation that parthenogenetically activated non-fertilised human ova are not human embryos.
26 Jan 2015
China Establishes Specialised Intellectual Property Courts
China is often criticised for its lack of protection for intellectual property rights. At the same time, Chinese companies account for a significant portion of intellectual property applications worldwide
23 Nov 2014
Nagoya Protocol Soon To Restrict Use Of Genetic Resources From Other Countries
The ‘Nagoya Protocol on Access to Genetic Resources and the Fair and Equitable Sharing of Benefits Arising from their Utilization’ will enter into force on 12 October 2014.
17 Sep 2014
Advocate General: The Use Of Unfertilised Human Ova Is Patentable
The Advocate General of the European Court of Justice recently opined that parthenogenetically activated unfertilised human ova are not human embryos.
17 Sep 2014
ECJ Opens Door To SPCs For Safeners In Plant Protection Products
The European Court of Justice has decided that a safener can fall within the definition of an ‘active substance’ as outlined in Articles 1.8 and 3 of the Plant SPC Regulation.
European Union
17 Jul 2014
Supreme Court: Clearly Worded Patent Claim’s Scope Can Be Limited
On 4 April 2014, the Dutch Supreme Court ruled on Medinol v Abbott concerning the scope of protection of patents.
19 May 2014
Recent European Developments Regarding Supplementary Protection Certificates (SPCs)
The Court of Justice of the European Union again handed down some important decisions in an attempt to clarify the interpretation of Regulation 469/2009.
European Union
7 Apr 2014
AG’s Opinion Brings Additional Plant Protection For Safeners Closer
The ECJ ruled that an adjuvant that is part of a medical product is not a 'product' or 'active ingredient' within the meaning of the SPC Regulation
17 Mar 2014
Highest Italian Court: Use Of Patent Rights Can Conflict With Competition Rules
In Italy, a remarkable judgment was rendered at the interface between competition law and patent law.
14 Mar 2014
Possibility To Obtain SPCs Broadened By Three Eagerly Awaited CJ Decisions
On 12 December 2013, the Court of Justice of the European Union ("CJ") handed down three important decisions regarding the interpretation of Regulation 469/2009 (the "SPC Regulation").
European Union
6 Jan 2014
The Netherlands: The Country Of Cross-Border Injunctions In IP (Part 3 Of 3)
A commentaty on the granting of cross-border injunctions regarding intellectual property rights by Dutch courts.
26 Feb 2013
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