EPLAW PATENT BLOG

HU – patent revocation proceeding prolongs the limitation period of damage claims according the decision of the Metropolitan Appeal Court

Posted: January 14th, 2016

A recent decision of the Metropolitan Appeal Court highlights differences between the limitation of patentee’s claims for damages arising from patent infringement and return of infringer’s profits. It has been established that the limitation period stays for the duration of the revocation proceeding against the patent for either claim, but the absence of the infringer’s […]

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UPC – Update – Workshop on the IT Case Management System

Posted: January 13th, 2016

The Workshop on the UPC IT Case Management System will be held in Paris on Monday 25 January 2016 from 10:00 to 16:00 at the Paris Bar House (Maison du Barreau), room “Gaston Monnerville”, 2, rue de Harlay, 75001 Paris (this is just opposite the Paris Courthouse, Palais de Justice). Directions: from CDG airport or […]

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UPC – Workshop on UPC IT Case Management System

Posted: January 11th, 2016

Save the date: a Workshop on the UPC IT Case Management System will be held in Paris on Monday 25 January 2016 from 10:00 to 16:00. Further information will be circulated shortly. Please register at: pierre.veron@veron.com In the meantime, you may practice in registering with the UPC IT Case Management System prototype through this link https://secure.unified-patent-court.org/login

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VPATAPP Patent app

Posted: January 5th, 2016

The earlier announced VPATAPP patent app has been improved. The app now also provides a worldwide patent law firms directory; links to supplementary protection certificates across different European countries; and an updated list of patent blogs. The app already provided links to: 1. Worldwide patent blogs from different regions like USA, Europe, BRIC, Latin America, […]

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DE – Saint Lawrence Communications v. Deutsche Telekom

Posted: December 22nd, 2015

Mannheim Regional Court rejects FRAND defence in its first ruling on the issue following the ECJ ruling Huawei vs. ZTE On 27 November 2015, the Mannheim Regional Court (case 2 O 106/14) granted an injunction against Deutsche Telekom based on European patent EP 1 125 284, which was found to be essential for the AMR-WB […]

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NL – Agfa v. Fujifilm

Posted: December 22nd, 2015

Agfa Graphics N.V. v. Fujifilm Manufacturing Europe B.V.; Fujifilm Europe B.V. and Fujifilm Corporation, District Court of The Hague, the Netherlands, 27 November 2015, Case number 494257 / KG ZA 15-1216. The present preliminary injunction proceedings initiated by Agfa against Fujifilm relate to certain lithographic plates manufactured and sold by Fujifilm that, according to Agfa, […]

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UK – Magnesium Elektron v Molycorp

Posted: December 18th, 2015

Magnesium Elektron Limited v (1) Molycorp Chemicals & Oxides (Europe) Limited (2) Zibo Jia Hua Advanced Material Resources Co. Ltd [2015] EWHC 3596 The UK Patents Court has granted permission to a claimant to serve proceedings for patent infringement out of the jurisdiction on a defendant in China. The claimant had a UK process patent […]

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Book – Patent Enforcement Worldwide

Posted: December 18th, 2015

Patent Enforcement Worldwide, Writings in Honour of Dieter Stauder, Third Edition, Edited by: Christopher Heath From the blurb: “This book features 15 country reports on the patent enforcement practice of the world’s most litigated countries in Europe, Asia and the Americas. Litigation strategies for both right owners and alleged infringers are explained against the background […]

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EPO – Structural Reform of the Boards of Appeal

Posted: December 14th, 2015

New proposals of the President of the EPO urge the Administrative Council to move the Boards to Vienna – Members of the Boards consider the proposed changes as detrimental to independence Following a public consultation on first proposals of the President of the EPO for a structural reform of the Boards of Appeal (BoA), the […]

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