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, […]


EU – Conference on Litigation and Settlements in Patent Disputes

Posted: April 7th, 2015

The Academy of European Law (ERA), based in Trier, Germany, is organising a conference on “Litigation and Settlements in Patent Disputes”  The conference, which is to be held in Trier on 7-8 May 2015, aims to provide patent litigators and attorneys with practical guidance on how to make the best use of EU and international […]


CJEU – request for preliminary ruling Genentech v. Hoechst

Posted: February 20th, 2015

Request for a preliminary ruling from the Cour d’appel de Paris (France) lodged on 9 December 2014 — Genentech Inc. v Hoechst GmbH, formerly Hoechst AG, Sanofi-Aventis Deutschland GmbH, (Case C-567/14) Question referred: ‘Must the provisions of Article 81 of the Treaty (now Article 101 TFEU) be interpreted as precluding effect being given, where patents […]


NL – Save the date: AIPPI Symposium

Posted: December 11th, 2014

Thé Dutch IP event is taking place on 11 March 2015 in Zeist.  Read the pre-announcement here.