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IT – SISVEL and Brau v. TOSHIBA

On 14 April 2020, the Court of Appeal of Milan (‘CoA’) delivered its decision (n. 898/2020) in a patent case between S.I.SV.EL. SpA (‘Sisvel’ or the ‘Appellant’) and BRAU VERWALTUNGSGESELLSCHAFT mbH (‘Brau’ or the ‘Appellant’) against TOSHIBA EUROPE GmbH (‘Toshiba’) The patent at issue in this case is the Italian fraction of Brau’s patent n. […]

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NL – ASSIA V. KPN c.s. & NOKIA / APPEAL

Adaptive Spectrum and Signal Alignment Incorporated v. Koninklijke KPN N.V., KPN B.V., Telfort Zakelijk B.V., XS4ALL Internet B.V. and Nokia Solutions and Networks Nederland B.V., 16 March 2021, Case No. 200.272.142/01 On 16 March 2021 the Dutch Court of Appeal of The Hague rendered an early decision in the appeal proceedings between ASSIA, KPN (and […]

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EPO – Enlarged Board of Appeal asked to decide on the admissibility of conducting oral proceedings as videoconference without consent of the parties

Technical Board of Appeal 3.5.02, decision of March 12, 2021, case T 1807/15 – Oral proceedings in form of a videoconference, reported by Dr. Rudolf Teschemacher, Bardehle Pagenberg The referred question reads as follows: Is the conduct of oral proceedings in the form of a videoconference compatible with the right to oral proceedings as enshrined […]

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NL – Tomra v. Kiremko / Appeal

Tomra Sorting Limited v. Kiremko B.V., Court of Appeal of The Hague (PI appeal case), 16 February 2021, Case no. ECLI:NL:GHDHA:2021:339 On 16 February 2021 the Dutch Court of Appeal of The Hague rendered a decision in the PI appeal proceedings between Tomra and Kiremko. The Appeal Court confirms the decision of PI judge Bus […]

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EPO – ENLARGED BOARD OF APPEAL GIVES GUIDANCE ON THE PATENTABILITY OF COMPUTER-IMPLEMENTED SIMULATIONS

European Patent Office, Enlarged Board of Appeal, G 1/19 – Pedestrian simulation, decision of March 10, 2021, reported by Dr. Rudolf Teschemacher, Bardehle Pagenberg Almost eight months after the oral proceedings, the Enlarged Board of Appeal (EBA) issued its decision in the case pedestrian simulation. The EBA rephrases and limits question 2 and answers the […]

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EU – Antitrust: Commission opens formal investigation into possible anticompetitive conduct of Teva in relation to Copaxone

From the press release: “The European Commission has opened a formal antitrust investigation to assess whether the pharmaceutical company Teva has illegally delayed the market entry and uptake of medicines that compete with its blockbuster multiple sclerosis drug Copaxone. The Commission will investigate whether Teva has abused a dominant market position in breach of EU […]

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