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 […]


EPO – Structural Reform of the Boards of Appeal of the EPO (BoA)

Posted: June 13th, 2016

Open Letter of Association of the Members of the BoA (AMBA) to all Stakeholders with an Interest in Maintaining the Boards of Appeal of the EPO as an Independent Judicial Body In its March meeting, the Administrative Council adopted a resolution requesting the President of the EPO to submit proposals to the Council for immediate […]


News – Seminar: Pharma litigation and the Brexit referendum

Posted: June 6th, 2016

Hands-On Patent Litigation Seminar for Young Practitioners 2016: Pharma litigation and the Brexit referendum, Central London, 24 June 2016, 9.30 am – 5.00 pm “At this hands-on seminar in Central London, experienced litigators provide an overview of patent litigation in Europe, with a focus on the UK, the Netherlands, France and Germany – countries where 90% […]


News – SEP/FRAND Mediation and Arbitration Seminar

Posted: May 23rd, 2016

The School of International Arbitration is pleased to present details of the 1st Joint Seminar organised with the WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center. The discussions will focus on the theme of “SEP/FRAND Mediation and Arbitration”. Topics will include: – Standardisation process – How litigation resolves SEP/FRAND disputes – SEP/FRAND mediation and arbitration – Calculation of […]


New – Book: Patents for Development

Posted: May 17th, 2016

Improved Patent Information Disclosure and Access for Incremental Innovation Nefissa Chakroun, LLM, PhD, Centre for Commercial Law Studies (CCLS), Queen Mary, University of London (QMUL), UK and Senior Public Service Counsellor From the blurb: “This book investigates whether it is possible to execute the disclosed technologies just by reading the patent application. Nefissa Chakroun argues […]


EU – Munich International Patent Law Conference 2016

Posted: April 29th, 2016

Munich International Patent Law Conference 2016, “The International Reach Of Patents” This year’s conference topic „The International Reach of Patents“ refers to the question whether a patent for a territory can be infringed by acts, e. g. offers for sale, putting into circulation, and the like, that are being committed outside of that territory for […]


EU – Deadline public consultation enforcement IP Rights

Posted: April 8th, 2016

The public consultation on the evaluation and modernisation of the legal framework for the enforcement of intellectual property rights (IPR) will run until 15 April 2016. “With this consultation the Commission seeks views from all interested parties, in particular rightholders, the judiciary and legal profession, intermediaries, public authorities, consumers and civil society, on the question […]