News – Global Series Europe – Registration closes 12 September

Posted: September 8th, 2017

Please be informed that the individual registration for the Global Series Europe (London, 25-27 September 2017) will close on 12 September. More information and registration details can be found here.


News – LESI Young Member Congress 2017 – Budapest

Posted: September 4th, 2017

LESI is happy to invite young professionals to the 5th Pan European LESI Young Member Congress in the city of Budapest. The Congress shall be held on 15 September.  “In the previous years the LESI Young Members Society had amazing meetings in Vienna, Paris, Munich and in Madrid. All of these occasions offered LESI’s young […]


News – Global Series London 2017 – Individual Registration NOW OPEN

Posted: September 1st, 2017

The Individual Registration for the Global Series 2017 to be held in London on 25-27 September is now open  Today, fundamental challenges are confronting commerce, trade, and intellectual property. Precisely because of those rapidly emerging challenges, Global Series 2017 London hosts a special session on September 25 and 26, 2017, in London. Space is limited. […]


NL – Ruby Decor v. Basic Holdings / Appeal

Posted: August 30th, 2017

Ruby Decor B.V. and Aparto B.V. v. Basic Holdings ULC, Court of Appeal The Hague, 22 August 2017, Case No. ECLI:NL:GHDHA:2017:2409, with thanks to Alexander Tsoutsanis, DLA Piper, for sending in the judgment as well as an English translation thereof  Artificial fireplaces. Earlier, the Judge in PI proceedings ruled that in his preliminary opinion Ruby Decor did […]


IT – Supreme Court ruling on Punitive Damages

Posted: August 21st, 2017

The first days of the Italian summer saw the issuance of a landmark decision for the Italian legal framework. The Grand Chamber of the Italian Court of Cassation (Cass. Civ. SS. UU. 05.07.2017, no. 16601) ruled that it could be possible to obtain recognition – where necessary – and enforce in Italy foreign judgements which […]


News – Global Series Europe / Registration now open

Posted: August 16th, 2017

The registration for the Global Series Europe (25-26 September 2017 in London) is now opened to individuals. To engage serious dialogue, join corporate policy and legal leaders, government representatives in trade and intellectual property, trade and patent adjudicators, patent office leaders, and others. Participants include judges of the Federal Circuit, the United States District Courts, […]


NL – SPC Trastuzamab emtansine (Kadcyla)

Posted: August 9th, 2017

Legal entity [X] v. The Dutch Patent Office, District Court The Hague, 19 July 2017, Case No. ECLI:NL:RBDHA:2017:8031 Court appeal against the decision of the Dutch Patent Office to refuse to grant an SPC for trastuzamab emtansine. The Court agrees with the Dutch Patent Office that Article 3 first part and under a of SPC […]


NL – Pfizer v. Dutch Minister of Health / First and Second medical indication – Pricing

Posted: August 8th, 2017

Pfizer v. Dutch Minister of Health, Dutch Trade and Industry Appeals Tribunal (CBb), 7 July 2017, Case No. ECLI:NL:CBB:2017:249 Law on Pricing of Medicines. The Dutch Minister of Health sets maximum prices for medicines based on the prices of medicines in 4 reference states. In the current case, Pfizer appeals the pricing decision at the […]


NL – Smart Technologies v. CTouch Europe

Posted: August 1st, 2017

Smart Technologies ULC v. CTouch Europe B.V., District Court The Hague, 26 July 2017, Case No. ECLI:NL:RBDHA:2017:8247 Smart Technologies is the holder of a patent on smart television screens. CTouch’s Gillette defence fails as there is a theoretic and practical difference between its products and the prior art. Injunction and ancillary claims awarded. A copy […]


NL – Mobile Sanitary Solutions v. TWT Verhuur

Posted: July 31st, 2017

Mobile Sanitary Solutions B.V. v. TWT Verhuur B.V., Summary Judge of the District Court of The Hague, 28 July 2017, Case No. ECLI:NL:RBDHA:2017:8486 Patent Holder Mobile Sanitary Solutions alleges infringement. TWT states that the patent invoked is invalid. In a preliminary ruling the summary judge agrees with TWT and holds that the patent is likely […]