News – Research Handbook on Intellectual Property and the Life Sciences

Posted: July 21st, 2017

Research Handbook on Intellectual Property and the Life Sciences, Edited by Duncan Matthews, Professor of Intellectual Property Law, Queen Mary University of London, UK and Herbert Zech, Professor of Life Sciences Law and Intellectual Property Law, University of Basel, Switzerland From the blurb: “Intellectual property (IP) is a key component of the life sciences, one […]


News – Survey about challenges and solutions ICT patents

Posted: June 6th, 2017

Prof. Dr. Knut Blind, Technische Universität Berlin is conducting a survey about the challenges related to ICT patents and possible solutions within the context of the EU Horizon 2020 project CIFRA. You may find more information about the project and the link to the questionnaire here. Prof. Knut Blind invites you to complete the questionnaire before […]


News – Event: Quo vadis, SPC?

Posted: May 18th, 2017

On 31 May 2017 the FORUM Institut für Management hosts an SPC related event in Amsterdam, entitled: Quo vadis, SPC? Dr. Christopher Brückner discusses the SPC referrals to the CJEU. He will put the decisions in context and will show the consequences for national court practice and for the application practice. Topics Laying the ground: referrals […]


News – new IP Journal launched

Posted: April 13th, 2017

Saahil Dama and Devvrat Joshi announce the launch of a new journal on IP law, Journal of Intellectual Property Studies “It is with immense pride that we are announcing the launch the inaugural issue of the Journal of Intellectual Property Studies, which can be accessed on our website – https://journalofipstudies.org/. In the first issue, we have […]


News – Save the date: VIE/AIPPI IP Symposium Zeist

Posted: December 19th, 2016

The yearly VIE/AIPPI IP symposium in Zeist (NL) shall take place on 15 March 2017. More information can be found on the VIE website.  


ES – Fast Action Protocol Mobile World Congress

Posted: December 15th, 2016

Spain adopts a Fast Action Protocol for the 2017 Mobile World Congress (MWC)  The Mobile World Congress (MWC) is the biggest gathering worldwide of the mobile communications industry, which, for some years now, is held on an annual basis in Barcelona, being one of the major fair events which the city hosts, if not the most […]


New – Book: European Patent Litigation in the Shadow of the UPC

Posted: July 27th, 2016

European Patent Litigation in the Shadow of the Unified Patent Court, Luke McDonagh, City Law School, City University of London, UK “With the introduction of the Unified Patent Court (UPC) and the new European Patent with Unitary Effect, the European patent litigation system is undergoing a set of fundamental reforms. This timely book assesses the current […]


New – Research Handbook on Intellectual Property Exhaustion and Parallel Imports

Posted: July 18th, 2016

Research Handbook in Intellectual Property series edited by Irene Calboli, and Edward Lee “From the Americas to the European Union, Asia-Pacific and Africa, countries around the world are facing increased pressure to clarify the application of intellectual property exhaustion. This wide-ranging Research Handbook explores the questions that pose themselves as a result. “Should exhaustion apply […]


Book – Claims Limitation in Patent Litigation: European Patent: A Variable Geometry Right?

Posted: June 29th, 2016

Claims Limitation in Patent Litigation: European Patent: A Variable Geometry Right? Limitations and Amendments of Claims during Litigation, edited by Thorsten Bausch and Mario Franzosi, paperback, June 2016 “When the validity of a patent is challenged, the patentee has really only two options: He can defend the patent against the challenge by submitting sound arguments […]


EPO – EBA complains undue pressure exercised by the President of the Office in proceedings on the request to remove a member of the Boards of Appeal from office

Posted: June 24th, 2016

EPO, Art. 23 1/16, EBA, decision of 14 Juni 2016 – Request for removal from office, to be published IPKat published the EBA’s decision in the proceedings in which oral proceedings were held on June 14, 2016 at the end of which the Chair made a statement already indicating that the EBA terminated the proceedings […]