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ES – Vorwerk v. Lidl Supermercados

Vorwerk v. Lidl Supermercados, Court of Appeals of Barcelona, Spain, 13 January 2022, Appeal Docket No. 880/2021 (ECLI:ES:APB:2022:1) One year after the first-instance ruling in one of the most mediatic patent cases in Spain, the Court of Appeals of Barcelona rendered a judgment changing course, namely inreversing the first instance judgment and declaring the invalidity […]

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EPLAW – Webinar: Overview of the New System

On Wednesday 23 March 2022 EPLAW held a second webinar in its webinar series dedicated to the UPC. This webinar, entitled: “Overview of the new system” gave the most recent update on timing and progress, an overview of the various sources of law, and a synopsis of the structure and possible actions, processes & timelines […]

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UK – Jones v. Irmac Roads

Jones v. Irmac Roads Ltd [2022] EWHC 495 (IPEC) In these proceedings Jones sought a declaration (under s.37 of the Patents Act 1977; the “Patents Act”) that he, not Irmac Roads Ltd, was the proprietor of UK Patent No. 2 506 097 (“the Patent”) granted on 13 September 2017. The Patent claims an invention entitled […]

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NL – Ossenberg v. Roof & Tool Products

Friedrich Ossenberg – Schule GmbH & Co. KG v. Roof & Tool Products B.V. and ESC Dronten B.V., District Court The Hague, The Netherlands, 2 March 2022, Case no. ECLI:NL:RBDHA:2022:1737 Ossenberg holds NL 1024003 related to a roof tile hook. Interpretation of claims. Patent is new and inventive. Roof tile hook defendant infringes patent. A […]

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NL – Wiko v. Philips / Supreme Court / FRAND

Wiko SAS v. Koninklijke Philips N.V., Dutch Supreme Court, 25 February 2022, Case nos. ECLI:NL:HR:2022:296 and ECLI:NL:HR:2022:294 Standard Essential Patent (SEP) in Mobile Telecommunications. Infringement. Abuse of a dominant position? Is the license offer fair, reasonable and non-discriminatory (FRAND)? The Supreme Court confirms this  judgment and this judgment of the Court of Appeal and dismisses the appeal without […]

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NL- Philips v. Wiko / Supreme Court

Koninklijke Philips N.V. v. Wiko SAS Dutch Supreme Court, the Netherlands, 25 February 2022, Case No. ECLI:NL:HR:2022:163 Philips holds various UMTS patents, amongst which EP ‘659. In first instance, Philips was unsuccessful in its injunction proceedings against Wiko, as the Court denied the infringement claim and revoked the Patent based on Wiko’ counterclaim as several […]

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NL – Basic Holdings v. Afire

Basic Holdings ULC v. Afire NL-BE et al. District Court The Hague, The Netherlands, 16 February 2022, Case no. ECLI:NL:RBDHA:2022:1081 Basic holds EP 2 029 941 B1 entitled “Artificial Fireplace” and alleges that Afire infringes its patent by marketing certain artificial fireplaces. The Court rules that: “The claimed feature ‘apertured bed’ is, as Afire et […]

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