CJEU – Royalty Pharma Collection Trust and Sandoz v. Searle / SPC

Posted: September 12th, 2019

Joined Cases C‑650/17 and C‑114/18, Royalty Pharma Collection Trust joined party Deutsches Patent- und Markenamt (Request for a preliminary ruling from the Bundespatentgericht (Germany)) and Sandoz Ltd, Hexal AG v. G.D. Searle LLC, Janssen Sciences Ireland (Request for a preliminary ruling from the Court of Appeal (England & Wales), Opinion of Advocate General Hogan, 11 September […]


EPLAW – Save the date – Annual General Assembly and Congress

Posted: September 10th, 2019

The EPLAW General Assembly and Congress will be held on 29 November 2019 in Brussels. The agenda and details for registration will be provided to EPLAW members separately. As in previous years, a reception will be held on the evening before the Congress.


EPLAW – WIPO Arbitration and Mediation workshop – Paris, 7 November 2019

Posted: September 9th, 2019

The EPLAW Board is glad to inform that Pierre Véron, Honorary President of EPLAW, will be speaking at the WIPO Arbitration and Mediation workshop to be held in Paris on 7 November 2019. EPLAW is a sponsor of this event. If you would like more information on this event and/or would like to apply, please […]


EPO – Amicus curiae brief concerning G 1/19 – Patentability of computer-implemented simulation methods

Posted: September 9th, 2019

Amicus curiae brief concerning G 1/19 – ­Patentability of computer-implemented simulation methods – ­Underlying decision: T 489/14 (Pedestrian simulation/CONNOR), by Hans Wegner and Tobias Kaufmann, Bardehle Pagenberg Dear Chairman and Members of the Enlarged Board of Appeal, The Boards of Appeal of the European Patent Office (EPO) have developed a well-balanced and consistent framework for […]



Posted: August 30th, 2019

TATA STEEL v ARCELORMITTAL, District Court of Luxemburg, 17 July 2019 ARCELORMITTAL has submitted a patent application (EP 2 906 734) on “A method for manufacturing a metal sheet with a ZnAl [Zinalium, a zinc-based metal] coating and with optimized drying, corresponding metal sheet part and vehicle”, as well as a divisional patent application (EP […]


SE – Three years with the Swedish Patent and Market Court

Posted: August 28th, 2019

Three years with the Swedish Patent and Market Court Today, three years after its inception on 1 September 2016, and with more data now available, it is time to follow up on our 2017 blog post  regarding the efficiency and reliability of patent cases adjudicated by the Swedish Patent and Market Court. By Erik Ficks […]


NO – Standard of proof when ascertaining the contents of oral disclosure

Posted: August 24th, 2019

Norcape Biotechnology AS (Norcape) v. the Norwegian Board of Appeal for Intellectual Property Rights (Board of Appeal), Courts of Appeal Oslo, Norway, 22 July 2019, Case No.: LB-2018-72158-2 In May 2004, Norcape filed a patent registration for two products and one process concerning animal feed made of waste products from fish. The claimed invention combined […]


News – Research Handbook on the Economics of Intellectual Property Law

Posted: August 22nd, 2019

Elgar has published a new book on the economics of Intellectual Property Law.  From the blurb: “Both law and economics and intellectual property law have expanded dramatically in tandem over recent decades. This field-defining two-volume Handbook, featuring the leading legal, empirical, and law and economics scholars studying intellectual property rights, provides wide-ranging and in-depth analysis […]


UPC – Germany: No ratification of UPCA until consequences Brexit are known

Posted: August 19th, 2019

From the response of the German Federal Government to questions asked earlier by Parliament, it can be derived that Germany does not intend to ratify the UPC Agreement, until the consequences of Brexit are known. Response of the Federal Government (unofficial translation) The issue of the United Kingdom leaving the European Union (so-called Brexit) and […]


NL – Sisvel v. Xiaomi

Posted: August 16th, 2019

Sisvel International S.A. v. Xiaomi Corporation, Xiaomi H.K. Limited and others, District Court The Hague, Interlocutory Proceedings, 1 August 2019, Case No. ECLI:NL:RBDHA:2019:7959 Standard Essential Patents. FRAND. Sisvel is the mother company of the Sisvel group. Sisvel manages IP rights, amongst which its own patents and patents of third parties in the field of i.a. […]