EPLAW PATENT BLOG

DE – German Federal Supreme Court / File inspection & Trade Secrets

Posted: March 4th, 2020

File Inspection DE – German Federal Supreme Court, judgment dated 14 January 2020, case no. X ZR 33/19 On 14 January 2020, the German Federal Supreme Court rendered an important decision related to the protection of trade secrets in German Patent Infringement Proceedings. The court had to decide whether the procedural right of file inspection […]

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DK – FRESENIUS KABI V. BIOGEN / THE DANISH MARITIME AND COMMERCIAL HIGH COURT (ADALIMUMAB)

Posted: March 2nd, 2020

Fresenius Kabi Deutschland GmbH (“Fresenius”) v. Biogen (Denmark) Manufacturing ApS and Biogen (Denmark) A/S (collectively “Biogen”), and intervening party Samsung Bioepis UK Limited (“Samsung Bioepis”), the Danish Maritime and Commercial High Court Case number BS-39398/2018-SHR, 20 June 2019 Right to continue use begun before the priority date, invalidity due to inadmissible extension of the subject-matter, […]

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News – Global Series 2020 events of the Federal Circuit Bar Association (FCBA)

Posted: February 21st, 2020

The Board of EPLAW calls your kind attention to the Global Series 2020 events of the Federal Circuit Bar Association (FCBA) EPLAW has maintained a fruitful collaboration with the Federal Circuit Bar Association for many years, notably in relation to the Global Series, which in 2020 will take place in Washington D.C. (April 29) and […]

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NL – High Point v. KPN / Supreme Court

Posted: February 19th, 2020

High Point SARL v. KPN B.V., Supreme Court of the Netherlands, 14 February 2020, Case No. ECLI:NL:HR:2020:258 Is it contrary to Articles 68 and 105a-105c EPC that local rules of due process prevent that a centrally limited patent is invoked in proceedings? Interpretation of Articles 68 and 105a-105c EPC according to Articles 31 and 32 […]

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UK – IPCom v. Vodafone

Posted: February 18th, 2020

IPCOM GMBH & CO KG v VODAFONE GROUP PLC and others Over the past 13 years, IPCom has been asserting its portfolio of telecoms patents against various companies in the telecoms sector. In this recent decision in proceedings against Vodafone, IPCom has had its patent found valid, essential and infringed by aspects of Vodafone’s 4G […]

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News – updated annotated EPC and PCT

Posted: February 14th, 2020

EPC.App is an annotated European Patent Convention (EPC) and PCT.App is an annotated Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT), which allow each user to further annotate them electronically and to receive updates from the authors without losing individual user annotations. EPC.App /PCT.App are electronic books implemented as a web browser application, which offer for registered users: – […]

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EPLAW – Call for Young EPLAW volunteers ‘How to plead a case’

Posted: February 11th, 2020

On Sunday 5 April 2020 (One day prior to the Young EPLAW congress), twenty Young EPLAW volunteers will be given the opportunity to participate in the ‘How to plead a case’ project. For each pair of claimant and defendant a mock patent case will be circulated in advance, so that they can exchange short petitions […]

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News – Book: Proceedings Before the European Patent Office

Posted: February 7th, 2020

Proceedings Before the European Patent Office, A Practical Guide to Success in Opposition and Appeal, Second Edition, Elgar Practical Guides Marcus O. Müller, Chairman of Board 3.3.02, European Patent Office, Munich/Haar, Germany and Cees A.M. Mulder, European Patent Attorney and Professor of European Patent Law in a Global Context, Maastricht University, the Netherlands The second […]

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CJEU – Generics (UK) Ltd, GlaxoSmithKline and others v. Competition and Markets Authority / generics entry / settlement agreements

Posted: February 4th, 2020

Generics (UK) Ltd, GlaxoSmithKline and others v. Competition and Markets Authority, Reference for a preliminary ruling, Judgment of the Court, 30 January 2020, Case no. C‑307/18 On those grounds, the Court (Fourth Chamber) hereby rules: 1. Article 101(1) TFEU must be interpreted as meaning that a manufacturer of originator medicines who is the holder of […]

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FR – IPCom v. Lenovo

Posted: January 31st, 2020

IPCom GmbH & Co. KG v. Lenovo (France) SAS et al., Tribunal judiciaire de Paris (preliminary proceedings), 20 January 2020 The Tribunal judiciaire de Paris (Paris Court of First Instance) has dismissed IPCom’s preliminary injunction action brought against Lenovo, on the ground that the requested injunction would be disproportionate. The action was based on European […]

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