ES – Mobile World Congress IP Fast Action Protocol 2019

Posted: January 11th, 2019

MOBILE WORLD CONGRESS – INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY FAST ACTION PROTOCOL 2019, by Luis Fernández-Novoa, HOYNG ROKH MONEGIER The Commercial Courts of Barcelona have issued for the fifth consecutive year the Intellectual Property Fast Action Protocol in the framework of the Mobile World Congress (hereinafter MWC). The upcoming edition will be held in Barcelona from 25 to […]


CJEU – Abraxis Bioscience LLC v. Comptroller General of Patents / Opinion AG / SPC

Posted: January 7th, 2019

Abraxis Bioscience LLC v. Comptroller General of Patents, Opinion of AG SAUGMANDSGAARD ØE, 13 December 2018, Case C‑443/17 In the light of all the foregoing considerations, I propose that the Court give the following answer to the question referred by the High Court of Justice (England & Wales), Chancery Division (Patents Court), United Kingdom: Article […]


News – Book: Intellectual Property and the Judiciary

Posted: November 27th, 2018

Intellectual Property and the Judiciary, European Intellectual Property Institute Network series, Elgar, edited by Christophe Geiger, Craig Allen and Xavier Seuba “Intellectual Property and the Judiciary explores the role of the judiciary in the elaboration and interpretation of intellectual property law, exploring how IP doctrine and policy are developed and the manner in which judges […]


New Book – Patent Wars, How Patents Impact our Daily Lives

Posted: September 14th, 2018

Oxford University Press presents a new book providing a broader view on patent law and the role of patents in society. Central message from the author of the book is that “there’s so much we don’t know for sure, even after all these years of granting, revoking, licensing, and fighting over patents. Do patents really […]


New book – Unified Patent Protection in Europe – A Commentary / Winfried Tilmann and Clemens Plassmann

Posted: August 21st, 2018

Appearance of the book “Unified Patent Protection in Europe – A Commentary” edited by Winfried Tilmann and Clemens Plassmann Oxford University Press, Oxford, July 2018, 3040 pages, 246×171 mm, 335 €, ISBN 9780198755463, www.oup.com/uk/law It is a privilege to be the first to read a new Bible! That word is no exaggeration, because this commentary […]


EU – EC proposes ‘export manufacturing waiver’ to SPC’s

Posted: May 29th, 2018

The European Commission on 28 May proposed a so-called ‘export manufacturing waiver’ to Supplementary Protection Certificates. “The Commission is proposing a targeted adjustment to intellectual property rules to help Europe’s pharmaceutical companies tap into fast-growing global markets and foster jobs, growth and investments in the EU.” A copy of the EC press release can be […]


NL – Dutch Competition Authority Working Paper on Dominance abuse and patented pharmaceuticals / excessive pricing

Posted: March 22nd, 2018

Chris Fonteijn, Ilan Akker and Wolf Sauter, ACM Working Paper, March 2018, Reconciling competition and IP law: the case of patented pharmaceuticals and dominance abuse Chris Fonteijn is Chairman of the Dutch authority for consumers and markets (ACM). Ilan Akker and Wolf Sauter work in the Healthcare Taskforce of ACM. Wolf Sauter is also professor of […]


EU – 8th report on Monitoring of Patent Settlements

Posted: March 13th, 2018

On 9 March 2018 the European Commission issued the 8th report on the Monitoring of Patent Settlements. The main conclusions are: “The eighth monitoring exercise covers the period between 1 January 2016 and 31 December 2016, i.e. 12 months. It confirms that patent settlements continue to be used in the European pharmaceutical sector as shown […]


ES – Fast Action Protocol Mobile World Congress 2018

Posted: January 5th, 2018

Fast Action Protocol adopted for 2018 Mobile World Congress, by Luis Fernández-Novoa, HOYNG ROKH MONEGIER The city of Barcelona will host again from 26 February to 1 March 2018 the Mobile World Congress (MWC), the biggest gathering worldwide of the mobile communications industry. This year, as has been the case since 2015, the Barcelona Patent […]


EU – Commission to set out EU approach to SEPs

Posted: December 8th, 2017

Communication from the Commission to the Institutions on Setting out the EU approach to Standard Essential Patents “In view of current developments, the Commission considers that SEP licencing should be based on the basis of the following principles: – There is no one-size-fit-all solution on what FRAND is: what can be considered fair and reasonable […]