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News – High-growth technology business conference 2019

Posted: October 8th, 2019

“High-growth technology business conference 2019 – Boosting your strategy with intellectual property” is the first-ever conference to be jointly organised by the European Patent Office and the Licensing Executives Society International (LESI), with support of Enterprise Ireland. The event, which will be held in Dublin on 4-5 November 2019, provides a platform for high-growth technology […]

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EPO – Enlarged Board of Appeal issues reasoned decision on oral proceedings in Haar

Posted: October 1st, 2019

Enlarged Board of Appeal, G 2/19, decision of July 16, 2019, reported by Dr. Rudolf Teschemacher, Bardehle Pagenberg In its decision T 831/17 of February 25, 2019, Technical Board of Appeal 3.5.03 referred questions to the Enlarged Board of Appeal (EBA) concerning the right to oral proceedings of an appellant who is not party to […]

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News – IDPR Event: GEMA TYPE AGENCIES AS A SOLUTION FOR FRAND ?

Posted: October 1st, 2019

The Munich IP Dispute Resolution Forum organizes an event to be held in Munich on 12 November entitled: “GEMA TYPE AGENCIES AS A SOLUTION FOR FRAND? “ The event is a joint initiative of the Max Planck Institute and Judge Zigann of the Landgericht Munich. From the website: “In the meeting it will be discussed […]

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NL – Biogen v. Swiss Pharma

Posted: September 27th, 2019

Biogen v. Swiss Pharma, Court of Appeal of The Hague 10 September 2019 Biogen MA Inc (“Biogen”) is a pharmaceutical company marketing numerous medicinal products including Tysabri (or Antegren). The active pharmaceutical ingredient of Tysabri is natalizumab, which in turn is a humanized monoclonal antibody against the cell adhesion molecule α4-integrin. Swiss Pharma International AG […]

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NL – ASSIA V. KPN ET AL. AND NOKIA – DISTRICT COURT THE HAGUE

Posted: September 25th, 2019

Adaptive Spectrum And Signal Alignment Inc. v. Koninklijke KPN N.V., KPN B.V., Telfort Zakelijk B.V., XS4ALL Internet B.V. and Nokia Solutions and Networks Nederland B.V., District Court The Hague, 25 September 2019, Case no. C/09/563488 / HA-ZA 18-1176 On 25 September 2019 the District Court of The Hague rendered a final judgment in the case […]

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NL – Bayer Animal Health v. CEVA Santé Animale

Posted: September 23rd, 2019

Bayer Intellectual Property GmbH and Bayer Animal Health GmbH v. Ceva Santé Animale SA. and Ceva Santé Animale B.V., District Court The Hague, The Netherlands, 17 September 2019, Case No. ECLI:NL:RBDHA:2019:9764 Reasonable chance that Bayer’s patent will be invalidated by the Technical Board of Appeal or in proceedings on the merits, despite the earlier decision […]

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EPO – New Version Case Law of the Boards of Appeal available

Posted: September 19th, 2019

The 9th edition of the Case Law of the Boards of Appeal is now available on the EPO website. The PDF version can be accessed here. A printed version can still be ordered and will be available mid September.

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CJEU – Bayer / Art. 9 (7) Enforcement Directive / “appropriate compensation”

Posted: September 18th, 2019

CJEU preliminary ruling judgment in C-688/17 (Bayer) provides interpretation on Art. 9 (7) of the Directive 48/2004/EC (Enforcement Directive) based on a referral from the Hungarian court On September 12, 2019 the Court of Justice laid down its decision in C-688/17 (Bayer) in a preliminary ruling proceeding coming from the Metropolitan Court, Budapest, about the […]

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CJEU – Eli Lilly v. Genentech / Request for a preliminary ruling ‘manifestly inadmissible’

Posted: September 17th, 2019

Eli Lilly and Company v. Genentech Inc., Reference for a preliminary ruling, 5 September 2019, Case C‑239/19 “[T]he justification for a reference for a preliminary ruling is not that it enables such opinions to be delivered but rather that it is necessary for the effective resolution of a dispute concerning EU law (judgment of 13 […]

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UPC – Ratification of the UPC Agreement by Germany: Waiting for Godot?

Posted: September 12th, 2019

Ratification of the UPC Agreement by Germany: Waiting for Godot? By Dr. Tobias Wuttke and Carolin Stenz, Meissner Bolte With its response dated 31 July 2019 to the brief parliamentary enquiry (in the following “Brief Inquiry”) of the German Parliament’s Liberal Party (“FDP”), the German Federal Government has fuelled new speculation of potential delays of the […]

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