IT – Gipron Giuseppe Pronzati v. Masters

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.

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