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ES – ZHENSHI GROUP & JUSHI GROUP v OCV INTELLECTUAL CAPITAL / Selection invention

Posted: February 7th, 2018

Zhenshi Group Hengshi Fiberglass Fabrics Co., LTD & Jushi Group Co., LT v. OCV Intellectual Capital, LLC., Commercial Court of Barcelona N.º 5, Spain, 12 September 2017, Case number: 433/2015

The Commercial Court of Barcelona n.º 5 has handed down its decision in a patent nullity case regarding patent ES 2.1405.941 T9, Spanish part of patent EP 1.831.118 B1. The aforementioned patent protects a selection invention, that is a patent which deals with the selection of individual elements, sub-sets, or sub-ranges, which have not been explicitly mentioned, within a larger known set or range. Specifically, the patent’s protected subject-matter was a multiple overlapping ranges invention.

A summary (in English) of the decision can be read here.
A copy of the judgment can be read here.

Headnote and summary: Luis Fernández-Novoa, HOYNG ROKH MONEGIER

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