NL – IP Symposium Zeist 16 March 2016

Posted: February 24th, 2016

On 16 March 2016 the Dutch group of AIPPI will hold its yearly IP Symposium in Zeist (Hotel Figi), the Netherlands. Topics include the scope of protection in patent law: (un)foreseeable equivalents and restrictive interpretation based on the description. For the complete programme and registration, click here.


New – Sebastian Fuchs, Das Europäische Patent im Wandel, Ein Rechtsvergleich des EP-Systems und des EU-Patentsystems

Posted: February 8th, 2016

Duncker & Humblot published a new book by Sebastian Fuchs: Das Europäische Patent im Wandel, Ein Rechtsvergleich des EP-Systems und des EU-Patentsystems From the blurb: “Das EU-Patent ist da. Nach mehr als 40 Jahren Verhandlungszeit erhält das Europäische Patent erstmals eine einheitliche, grenzübergreifende Wirkung und unterliegt künftig dem Einheitlichen Patentgericht der teilnehmenden EU-Mitgliedstaaten. Das voraussichtlich […]


New – Articles by Jochen Pagenberg

Posted: February 1st, 2016

Jochen Pagenberg, Bardehle Pagenberg, kindly submitted a selection of articles published by him over the past years. Please click on the titles below to access the documents directly. UPC Judges, How will the Judges of the UPC be chosen and appointed? Will highest quality be replaced by broad geographical diversity? UPC Proceedings: Bifurcation and Stay of […]


New – Taylor Wessing Patent Map

Posted: January 21st, 2016

“Taylor Wessing’s International Patents Group is delighted to launch the Taylor Wessing Patent Map, a unique online interactive tool which compares the patent litigation regimes across Europe. What does it do? It allows the user to select countries in Europe and instantly get answers to the key questions about the law and practice for patent litigation […]


EU – Protection of confidential information during legal proceedings

Posted: January 14th, 2016

Protection of confidential information during legal proceedings : Proposal for a EU Directive on the protection of undisclosed know-how and business information (trade secrets), by Pierre Véron and Thomas Bouvet, Véron & Associés On 18 December 2015, the European Council made publicly available a new version of a “Proposal for a Directive of the European […]


VPATAPP Patent app

Posted: January 5th, 2016

The earlier announced VPATAPP patent app has been improved. The app now also provides a worldwide patent law firms directory; links to supplementary protection certificates across different European countries; and an updated list of patent blogs. The app already provided links to: 1. Worldwide patent blogs from different regions like USA, Europe, BRIC, Latin America, […]


Book – Patent Enforcement Worldwide

Posted: December 18th, 2015

Patent Enforcement Worldwide, Writings in Honour of Dieter Stauder, Third Edition, Edited by: Christopher Heath From the blurb: “This book features 15 country reports on the patent enforcement practice of the world’s most litigated countries in Europe, Asia and the Americas. Litigation strategies for both right owners and alleged infringers are explained against the background […]


IT – Italy Implements its Patent (IP) Box

Posted: November 16th, 2015

Italy Implements its Patent (IP) Box, by Massimiliano Patrini, Pavia e Ansaldo Studio Legale The Patent Box, established with the Legge di Stabilità 2015 (Law December 23, 2014 n. 190) is a irrevocable and optional regime of detaxation, of quinquennial duration (starting from January 1, 2015), concerning the incomes deriving from the direct or indirect […]


ES – The New Spanish Patent Act

Posted: November 5th, 2015

The New Spanish Patent Act, by Luis Fernández-Novoa, HOYNG ROKH MONEGIER On July 25, 2015, the Official Spanish Gazette published the new Patent Act, Act 24/2015, which will replace the existing Act 11/1986. Since its promulgation –motivated at the time by Spain’s adhesion to the European Economic Community and the need to adapt its obsolete […]


NL – Symposium on the requirement of inventiveness

Posted: November 2nd, 2015

Symposium on the requirement of inventiveness; Patent warming – is the inventive step analysis to blame? Following the defence of the dissertation ‘The Evolution of the Inventiveness Requirement’ by Lodewijk Pessers (see below), the Institute for Information Law (IViR, University of Amsterdam) organizes an international symposium on the inventiveness requirement in patent law and, more […]