HU – Budapest Metropolitan Appeal Court on lack of exclusive jurisdiction IP transfer agreements

Posted: October 17th, 2016

Budapest Metropolitan Appeal Court delivers clear interpretation on lack of exclusive jurisdiction on IP transfer agreements Does the choice of forum clause apply when the validity of an IP transfer agreement is questioned? This was one of several procedural issues for the Metropolitan Court and the Metropolitan Appeal Court to resolve in a recent proceeding. […]


UK – Fujifilm Kyowa Kirin Biologics Company v. AbbVie Biotechnology

Posted: September 20th, 2016

Fujifilm Kyowa Kirin Biologics Company Limited v AbbVie Biotechnology Limited and AbbVie Limited (Arnold J), London, UK, 8 September 2016, Neutral Citation Number: [2016] EWHC 2204 (Pat) This judgment of Arnold J relates to an application made by the Defendants (collectively “AbbVie”) in the context of a wider claim in which the Claimant (“FKB”) had […]


UK – Magnesium Elektron v Molycorp

Posted: December 18th, 2015

Magnesium Elektron Limited v (1) Molycorp Chemicals & Oxides (Europe) Limited (2) Zibo Jia Hua Advanced Material Resources Co. Ltd [2015] EWHC 3596 The UK Patents Court has granted permission to a claimant to serve proceedings for patent infringement out of the jurisdiction on a defendant in China. The claimant had a UK process patent […]