EPLAW PATENT BLOG

DE – First Anti Anti Suit Injunctions in Germany confirmed by Higher Regional Court Munich

Posted: December 23rd, 2019

In July and September 2019, the Regional Court Munich had issued the first anti-anti-suit injunctions (AASI) in Germany in preliminary injunction proceedings prohibiting Continental to further pursue an anti-suit injunction (ASI) request against Nokia in the US. The ASI was intended to stop pending patent infringement proceedings in Germany. Similar injunctions have since then been […]

READ MORE

EPO – Enlarged Board of Appeal asked to decide on the legal basis for and the scope of the prohibition of double patenting

Posted: December 20th, 2019

European Patent Office, Technical Board of Appeal 3.3.01, T 318/14, decision of February 7, 2019, reported by Dr. Rudolf Teschemacher, Bardehle Pagenberg In decisions G 1/05 and G 1/06, the Enlarged Board of Appel (EBA) accepted that the principle of the prohibition of double patenting exists on the basis that an applicant has no legitimate […]

READ MORE

NL – Fractus v. Xiaomi

Posted: December 18th, 2019

Fractus S.A. v. Xiaomi et al. District Court of The Hague 10 December 2019, ECLI:NL:RBDHA:2019:13184 Introduction In these preliminary injunctions proceedings before District Court of The Hague, the following facts are of relevance. The patentee is Fractus S.A. (“Fractus”), which is a company founded in 1999 to research, develop and commercially exploit small-sized telecommunications antennae […]

READ MORE

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 […]

READ MORE

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 […]

READ MORE

UK – Excel-Eucan Limited v. Source Vagabond Systems

Posted: December 9th, 2019

Excel-Eucan Limited v. Source Vagabond Systems Limited, Patents Court, London, 21 November 2019 [2019] EWHC 3175 (Pat) HHJ Melissa Clarke This judgment from the Patents Court (Her Honour Judge Clarke sitting as deputy) considers the application of the law on infringement by equivalents. The case was heard under the Shorter Trials Scheme which applies to […]

READ MORE

DK – SANGENIC V. LAMICO / DIAPER PAIL REFILLS

Posted: December 4th, 2019

SANGENIC V. LAMICO / THE DANISH MARITIME AND COMMERCIAL HIGH COURT (DIAPER PAIL REFILLS) – Presumption of validity of granted rights, infringement by equivalent means, loss of rights/acquiescence, recall of products, damages and compensation, proportionality Sangenic International Limited (“Sangenic”) v. Lamico ApS (“Lamico”), the Danish Maritime and Commercial High Court Case number BS-287/2015-SHR, 4 October […]

READ MORE

UK – Vestel UK & Anor v. HEVC Advance & Koninklijke Philips

Posted: December 3rd, 2019

Vestel UK Ltd & Anor v HEVC Advance LLC & Koninklijke Philips NV The claimants, collectively known as Vestel, brought an action against defendants Advance and Philips for relief from an Article 102 abuse of a dominant position in relation to standard essential patents and licence fees. Advance and Philips have been successful in their […]

READ MORE

News – Save the date: EPLAW Congress 2020

Posted: December 2nd, 2019

The next EPLAW Congress shall be held in Brussels on 27 November 2020.  The EPLAW Congress will be preceded by a conference on SEPs and FRAND on 26 November. EPLAW members will receive further information in due course.

READ MORE

News – Save the date: Young EPLAW 2020

Posted: November 29th, 2019

The 2020 edition of the Young EPLAW Moot Court and Congress shall take place on 5 and 6 April in Brussels. The Young EPLAW congress is intended for the EPLAW members’ associates aged 36 and less. More details on these various events follows in due course.

READ MORE