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News – Book: European Intellectual Property Law

Posted: January 10th, 2020

European Intellectual Property Law, Text, Cases and Materials, Second Edition Annette Kur, Professor, Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition, Munich, Thomas Dreier, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology and Stefan Luginbuehl, PhD, Attorney at Law, Lawyer, Head of Department European Legal Affairs, European Patent Office, Germany From the blurb: “The second edition of this popular textbook […]

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ES – MOBILE WORLD CONGRESS – IP FAST ACTION PROTOCOL 2020

Posted: December 13th, 2019

MOBILE WORLD CONGRESS – INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY FAST ACTION PROTOCOL 2020 Next year 2020, the city of Barcelona will host the fourteenth edition of the Mobile World Congress (hereinafter MWC), which will take place from 24 to 27 February. The MWC is the largest mobile event in the world, where the main players in the mobile […]

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ES – Trade Secrets Protection Protocol

Posted: December 13th, 2019

In light of the recent approval of the Law on Trade Secrets, which entered into force in March 13th, 2019, which transposes the Directive on the protection of undisclosed know-how and business information (trade secrets), the Courts of Barcelona have issued a Protocol of Trade Secrets Protection. This Protocol has been issued by the Commercial […]

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News – Book: A Practitioner’s Guide to European Patent Law

Posted: October 9th, 2019

A Practitioner’s Guide to European Patent Law, For National Practice and the Unified Patent Court, Hart Publishing, 17 October 2019 Written by Paul England (Taylor Wessing), with contributions from Judith Krens (Taylor Wessing), Sara Burghart (Sandoz) and François Pochart (August Debouzy) From the blurb: “Written by a team of lawyers with long-standing experience in patent […]

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News – High-growth technology business conference 2019

Posted: October 8th, 2019

“High-growth technology business conference 2019 – Boosting your strategy with intellectual property” is the first-ever conference to be jointly organised by the European Patent Office and the Licensing Executives Society International (LESI), with support of Enterprise Ireland. The event, which will be held in Dublin on 4-5 November 2019, provides a platform for high-growth technology […]

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News – IDPR Event: GEMA TYPE AGENCIES AS A SOLUTION FOR FRAND ?

Posted: October 1st, 2019

The Munich IP Dispute Resolution Forum organizes an event to be held in Munich on 12 November entitled: “GEMA TYPE AGENCIES AS A SOLUTION FOR FRAND? “ The event is a joint initiative of the Max Planck Institute and Judge Zigann of the Landgericht Munich. From the website: “In the meeting it will be discussed […]

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SE – Three years with the Swedish Patent and Market Court

Posted: August 28th, 2019

Three years with the Swedish Patent and Market Court Today, three years after its inception on 1 September 2016, and with more data now available, it is time to follow up on our 2017 blog post  regarding the efficiency and reliability of patent cases adjudicated by the Swedish Patent and Market Court. By Erik Ficks […]

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News – Research Handbook on the Economics of Intellectual Property Law

Posted: August 22nd, 2019

Elgar has published a new book on the economics of Intellectual Property Law.  From the blurb: “Both law and economics and intellectual property law have expanded dramatically in tandem over recent decades. This field-defining two-volume Handbook, featuring the leading legal, empirical, and law and economics scholars studying intellectual property rights, provides wide-ranging and in-depth analysis […]

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CJEU – Novartis v. Patent- och marknadsöverdomstolen / SPC

Posted: June 21st, 2019

Case: C-354/19 “In order to determine whether an SPC may be granted, it is necessary to apply Article 3(c) of Regulation No 469/2009 and Article 3(2) of Regulation No 1610/96. However, the interpretation of those provisions in a case such as the present appears unclear, particularly in view of the fact that the application of […]

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EU – Council adopts regulation introducing SPC stockpiling / export exception – UPDATE

Posted: June 12th, 2019

*** UPDATE *** As expected, it was confirmed yesterday that the exception will enter into force on 1 July 2019.    From the press release: “The EU is taking measures to foster the competitiveness of EU producers of generic medicines and biosimilar products. The Council today adopted a regulation which introduces an exception to the […]

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