EPLAW PATENT BLOG

EPO – G 1/21 – Videoconference

Posted: November 16th, 2021

EBoA of the EPO, decision of July 2021, published on October 28, 2021, case no. G 1/21, reported by Dr. Georg Anetsberger and Dr.-Ing. Felix Grödl, BARDEHLE PAGENBERG In the case G 1/21, the question was referred to the Enlarged Board of Appeal (EBoA) of the EPO, whether conducting oral proceedings in the form of […]

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SE – Update Swedish Patent and Market Courts

Posted: November 8th, 2021

The Swedish Patent and Market Courts continue to show progress regarding patent litigations, by Erik Ficks, Roschier Introduction As of 1 September 2021, five years had passed since Sweden unveiled its latest specialist IP courts, namely the Patent and Market Court and the Patent and Market Court of Appeal. Roschier has previously analysed the courts’ […]

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DE – German parliament adopts government bill for a Second Act concerning the Simplification and Modernization of German Patent Law

Posted: July 20th, 2021

On June 10, 2021, the German parliament adopted the version of the government bill for a Second Act concerning the Simplification and Modernization of German Patent Law (parliamentary paper 19/25821) as amended by the Committee of Legal Affairs and Consumer Protection (parliamentary paper 19/30498; “Patent Law Modernization Act” below). The Patent Law Modernization Act expressly […]

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News – Book Launch: “The Protection of Intellectual Property Rights under International Investment Law”

Posted: May 20th, 2021

On May 27, 2021 a virtual webinar will be celebrating the launch of “The Protection of Intellectual Property Rights under International Investment Law” by Simon Klopschinski, Christopher S. Gibson, Henning Grosse Ruse-Khan “This comprehensive monograph provides detailed analysis and treatment for the complex interplay between the protection of intellectual property rights and international investment law, […]

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EU – Antitrust: Commission opens formal investigation into possible anticompetitive conduct of Teva in relation to Copaxone

Posted: March 5th, 2021

From the press release: “The European Commission has opened a formal antitrust investigation to assess whether the pharmaceutical company Teva has illegally delayed the market entry and uptake of medicines that compete with its blockbuster multiple sclerosis drug Copaxone. The Commission will investigate whether Teva has abused a dominant market position in breach of EU […]

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News – Book: The Protection of Intellectual Property Rights Under International Investment Law

Posted: September 8th, 2020

The Protection of Intellectual Property Rights Under International Investment Law, Simon Klopschinski, Christopher Gibson, and Henning Grosse Ruse-Khan, Oxford International Arbitration Series From the blurb: The first comprehensive monograph on the protection ofIP under international investment law Clear analysis of the treaty framework and applicable case law to answers practical questions on the resolution and […]

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News – Book: A Commentary on the TRIPS Agreement / new edition

Posted: August 31st, 2020

The Second Edition of the book ‘Trade Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights, A Commentary on the TRIPS Agreement’,  is now available Author: Carlos Maria Correa For more information, please click here.

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EU – Commission to register ‘Right to Cure’ initiative

Posted: August 22nd, 2020

European Citizens’ Initiative: Commission decides to register ‘Right to Cure’ initiative “Today, the European Commission decided to register a European Citizens’ Initiative (ECI) entitled ‘Right to Cure’. The organisers of the ECI call on the Union ‘to put public health before private profit [and] make anti-pandemic vaccines and treatments a global public good, freely accessible […]

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DE – New guidelines for the FRAND defence in patent infringement proceedings by the Munich District Court

Posted: April 3rd, 2020

New guidelines for the FRAND defence in patent infringement proceedings by the Munich District Court I With the notice on handling the defense of compulsory license under antitrust law according to Huawei v. ZTE within Munich proceedings in patent litigation, the German original and the English translation of which are attached hereto, the Regional Court […]

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DE – Second Patent Law Modernization Act

Posted: March 24th, 2020

Bill of the German Federal Ministry of Justice and Consumer Protection for a Second Act concerning the Simplification and Modernization of German Patent Law (Second Patent Law Modernization Act (2. PatMoG)) On January 14, 2020, the German Federal Ministry of Justice and Consumer Protection published a bill for a Second Act concerning the Simplification and […]

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