EPLAW PATENT BLOG

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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NL – Tomra v. Kiremko

Posted: January 30th, 2020

Tomra Sorting Limited v. Kiremko B.V., Provisions Judge of the District Court of The Hague, 17 January 2020, Case no. ECLI:NL:RBDHA:2020:274 Kiremko produces machines for the potatoe processing industry. Tomra instigated preliminary injunction proceedings against Kiremko, alleging Kiremko infringed Tomra’s EP 379 relating to “Pressure release arrangements, in particular for product processing system”. The Judge […]

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News – Dutch AIPPI ‘Zeist’ symposium 2020

Posted: January 30th, 2020

The Dutch AIPPI ‘Zeist’ symposium shall take place on 11 March 2020 in Hotel Figi in Zeist. The programme and registration details will be announced here.

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EPO – European patent applications naming an Artificial Intelligence (AI) system as inventor refused

Posted: January 29th, 2020

EPO, Receiving Section, decisions of January 27, 2020 in consolidated proceedings on applications EP 18 275 163 and EP 18 275 174 Applicant Dr. Stephen Thaler filed two European patent applications. In the request for grant Form, the field for indicating the inventor was left empty. In reply to the invitation to designate the inventor(s), […]

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News – new edition National law relating to the EPC

Posted: January 24th, 2020

The 20th edition of National law relating to the EPC is now online. “With its “National law relating to the EPC” booklet, the EPO aims to provide European patent applicants and proprietors, and all others concerned with the European patent system, with a concise guide to the most important provisions and requirements of the relevant […]

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EPLAW – Congress presentations online

Posted: January 21st, 2020

Slides of presentations held at the EPLAW Congress of 29 November 2019, are now online.  They can be found here.

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UK – Conversant v. Apple

Posted: January 21st, 2020

Conversant Wireless Licensing S.A.R.L. v Apple Retail UK Limited & Ors [2019] EWHC 3266 (Pat) The Patents Court has handed down a decision revoking Conversant Wireless Licensing S.A.R.L. (“Conversant”)’s United Kingdom patent GB 2 365 712 entitled “Computing device with improved user interface for applications” (the “Patent”) on the basis that it was obvious. The […]

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EPO – Priorities from US provisionals – All applicants approach confirmed

Posted: January 17th, 2020

EPO, Technical Board of Appeal 3.3.08, case T 844/18  In January 2018, the Opposition Division revoked European patent 2 77 461 relating to an important aspect of the CRISPR Cas technology on the grounds of lack of novelty, denying claimed priorities from US provisional applications because not all of the applicants of the first applications […]

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