News – Book: Teaching Intellectual Property Law

Posted: June 20th, 2023

Teaching Intellectual Property Law, Strategy and Management, Elgar Guides to Teaching, edited by Sabine Jacques and Ruth Soetendorp “Integral to the commercial law field, Intellectual Property (IP) knowledge is central to culture, innovation, and enterprise. Looking forward to the new academic norm, Teaching Intellectual Property Law: Strategy and Management uses experience as well as innovative, […]


EU – Dutch Government issues statement on draft SEP proposal

Posted: June 7th, 2023

The Dutch government has issued its statement on the current draft SEP proposal proposed by the Commission on 27 April 2023: “The government acknowledges the importance of a well-functioning system of SEPs. The proposal is a far-reaching package to adapt the framework for SEPs and licensing under FRAND conditions. The government is not unwilling to […]


News – Book: Supplementary Protection Certificates for Medicinal Products

Posted: May 25th, 2023

Supplementary Protection Certificates for Medicinal Products, Georgia A. Roussou, PPD Inc. and Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition, Munich, Germany This book explores whether the judicial developments related to the Supplementary Protection Certificate (SPC) regulation correspond to the objectives of the European legislator. Examining the role of SPCs for medicinal products in the European […]


News – Valedictory Address Professor Willem Hoyng / Full Text

Posted: May 8th, 2023

Former EPLAW President Professor Willem Hoyng delivered his valedictory address entitled ‘1 June 2023: The Unified Patent Court opens its doors! Some observations’ at Tilburg University on Friday 21 April. “The patent community lives today after many dark years in the sunrise period in which owners of patents have to decide if after June 1st, […]


EU – Proposal for a regulation on standard essential patents

Posted: April 27th, 2023

COM(2023)232 – Proposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on standard essential patents and amending Regulation (EU) 2017/1001 From the press release: “Today, the Commission has proposed new rules to help companies, especially small and medium-sized companies (SMEs), make the most of their inventions, leverage new technologies and contribute to […]


News – Farewell address Professor Willem Hoyng – ‘1 June 2023: The Unified Patent Court opens its doors! Some observations”

Posted: April 18th, 2023

Professor Willem Hoyng, former EPLAW President, will deliver his valedictory address at Tilburg University on Friday 21 April. The address  is entitled ‘1 June 2023: The Unified Patent Court opens its doors! Some observations’. The address will be delivered in English in Tilburg University’s Aula and is open for all to attend. The entire press […]


NO – SPC manufacturing waiver has entered into force in Norway

Posted: March 13th, 2023

Update on the implementation of the SPC manufacturing waiver into Norwegian law, by Guro Nybø, Nora Bratheim, Lars Erik Steinkjer and Gunnar Meyer, Wikborg Rein Since 2 July 2022, the SPC manufacturing waiver, adopted by the European Parliament in 2019 through Regulation 2019/933, has been available for pharmaceutical manufacturers within the EU. The waiver enables […]


UPC – Document Repository: Trilingual (DE/EN/FR) booklet now available

Posted: January 10th, 2023

Past EPLAW President and Honorary member Pierre Véron announces that the 2023 version of his trilingual (DE/EN/FR) booklet (420 pages) comprising the Unitary Patent Regulations, the Unified Patent Court Agreement and the Rules of Procedure of the Unified Patent Court as adopted in July-August 2022 by the UPC’s Administrative Committee is now available. Two versions can […]


UPC – Book: A Practitioner’s Guide to the Unified Patent Court and Unitary Patent

Posted: December 22nd, 2022

‘A Practitioner’s Guide to the Unified Patent Court and Unitary Patent’, is the recently published book authored by Paul England, Taylor Wessing Paul England: “The book aims to provide practical and detailed advice on all aspects of the system for those using it. The book explains how the UPC system works in the context of […]


UPC – ‘Unified Patent Protection in Europe: A Commentary’ still available as eBook

Posted: November 30th, 2022

Readers wishing to up their knowledge on the UPC in view of 1 April 2023, might have noticed that the hard copy version of the book ‘Unified Patent Protection in Europe: A Commentary’, by Winfried Tilmann and Clemens Plassman is regularly sold out. However, there are still eBook versions available from various vendors. Also, it […]