Posted: April 23rd, 2009
Gipron Giuseppe Pronzati S.P.A. v. Masters S.R.L., Italian Supreme Court, Italy, 23 April 2009, Docket No. 19688/2009, with thanks to Sandro Hassan, Siblegal
The Supreme Court confirms that damages for infringements can only be claimed as from the date on which a patent application was either laid open to the public or formally served upon the alleged infringer. Informal knowledge from other sources is in principle irrelevant (pages 34-37).
Read the judgment (in Italian) here.