Posted: November 2nd, 2015

Patent app VPATAPP in Android Play Store store Maker Vijaykumar Shivpuje contacted the EPLAW Patent Blog to present the Android based mobile application called 'VPATAPP'. This app is available free of cost on Android Play Store.  The app provides links for 1. Worldwide patent blogs from different regions like USA, Europe, BRIC, Latin America, Africa, and Asia-pacific […]


DE – Rotorelemente

Posted: September 17th, 2015

Rotorelemente ("Die member"), Bundesgerichtshof, Germany, 12 May 2015, Case No. ZR 47/13The Federal Supreme Court held in its very important decision “Rotorelemente” (“die member”) that a claim has always to be constructed in light of the description and the drawings. This holds also true for a claim which is logical in itself and therefore does […]


ES – Court news from the Madrid front: boosting greater specialization

Posted: August 27th, 2015

In Spain, jurisdiction over civil patent disputes in the first instance is exclusively held by the so-called Commercial Courts (Juzgados de lo Mercantil). These Courts, which have been in operation since 1 September 2004, were actually instituted on the occasion of a comprehensive reform undertaken the previous year on the former insolvency law, by assigning […]


CJEU – Huawei / ZTE – Judgment

Posted: July 16th, 2015

Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd v. ZTE Corp. and ZTE Deutschland GmbH, CJEU 16 July 2015, C‑170/13 On those grounds, the Court (Fifth Chamber) hereby rules: 1.             Article 102 TFEU must be interpreted as meaning that the proprietor of a patent essential to a standard established by a standardisation body, which has given an irrevocable undertaking to that […]


EU – Huawei / ZTE – scheduled date of judgment

Posted: July 2nd, 2015

The CJEU judgment in case C‑170/13, Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd v. ZTE Corp. and ZTE Deutschland GmbH is scheduled to be delivered on 16 July.


EU – Book: The New European Patent

Posted: June 2nd, 2015

The New European Patent, by Alfredo Ilardi, Hart Publishing, May 2015 Now available with a discount for EPLAW Patent Blog readers (read below the line for the details) "On 17 December 2012, following a complex negotiation which lasted 12 years, the European Parliament adopted Regulations (EU) 1257/2012 and 1260/2012 and the text of the Agreement on […]


AT – Oberster Gerichtshof / SPC

Posted: May 27th, 2015

Oberster Gerichtshof, Austria, 22 April 2015, Case No. 4 Ob 20/15t In C-631/13 (Forsgren), the ECJ already ruled: Article 3(b) of Regulation No 469/2009 must be interpreted as precluding the grant of a supplementary protection certificate for an active ingredient whose effect does not fall within the therapeutic indications covered by the wording of the […]


EU – The Unitary Patent Package is consistent with European Union Law

Posted: May 5th, 2015

The Unitary Patent Package is consistent with European Union Law – Spanish appeals rejected, by Wouter Pors, Bird & Bird The Hague IntroductionOn 5 May 2015 the Court of Justice of the European Union rejected the appeals filed by Spain against the Unitary Patent Package. This is a landmark decision, clearing the way for more effective […]


EU – CJEU dismisses claims of Spain re objections to Unitary Patent Package

Posted: May 5th, 2015

C-146/13, C-147/13, Kingdom of Spain v. European Parliament, Council of the European Union, 5 May 2015 Read the decisions here and here.


EU – Munich International Patent Law Conference 2015

Posted: April 13th, 2015

The Munich International Patent Law Conference entitled: "The Cost of Litigating Patents" shall be held on Friday, 19 June 2015 from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. in Munich. The conference will be held in English with no translation provided.Topics include:– The Cost of Litigating Patents, Part I: Germany, UK, US;– The Cost of Litigating Patents, […]