IT – Supreme Court ruling on Punitive Damages

Posted: August 21st, 2017

The first days of the Italian summer saw the issuance of a landmark decision for the Italian legal framework. The Grand Chamber of the Italian Court of Cassation (Cass. Civ. SS. UU. 05.07.2017, no. 16601) ruled that it could be possible to obtain recognition – where necessary – and enforce in Italy foreign judgements which […]


UK – OOO Abbott v. Design & Display / account of profits

Posted: May 24th, 2017

(1) OOO Abbott (2) Godfrey Victor Chasmer v (1) Design & Display Limited (2) Eureka Display Limited, Intellectual Property Enterprise Court, (HHJ Hacon), London, UK, 1 March 2017, Neutral Citation Number: [2017] EWHC 932 (IPEC) In this judgment, HHJ Hacon determined issues which had been remitted from the Court of Appeal (see here) relating to […]


FR – Time Sport International v. Decathlon and D-H-G Knauer

Posted: October 10th, 2016

Golden helmet for a small French company: more than €1,500,000 in damages for the infringement of a patent covering a bike helmet (after a $8,100,000 settlement agreement with a prior infringer) Time Sport International v. Decathlon and D-H-G Knauer, tribunal de grande instance de Paris, France, 1 June 2016, docket № 10/05487, with thanks to […]


UK – Design & Display v. OOO Abbott & ANR

Posted: March 15th, 2016

Design & Display Limited v OOO Abbott & Anr, Court of Appeal of England and Wales (Sir Terence Etherton, Tomlinson LJ and Lewison LJ), London, UK, 24 February 2016, Neutral Citation Number: [2016] EWCA Civ 95 On 24 February 2016, the Court of Appeal (Lewison LJ giving the leading judgment) allowed an appeal against a […]


ES – Gamesa v. Aloys Wobben

Posted: February 15th, 2016

Gamesa v Aloys Wobben, 15th Section of the Provincial Court of Appeals of Barcelona, Spain, 7 January 2016, Docket No. 443/2014-2ª On 14 January 2016, Section 15th of the Provincial Court of Appeals of Barcelona served its decision of 7 January in the GAMESA v. WOBBEN case. This is a very interesting Judgement not only […]


UK – AP Racing v. Alcon Components

Posted: February 10th, 2016

AP Racing Limited v Alcon Components Limited, High Court of Justice of England and Wales, Intellectual Property Enterprise Court (HHJ Hacon), London UK, 28 January 2016, Neutral Citation Number: [2016] EWHC 116 (IPEC) In an inquiry as to damages, the Intellectual Property Enterprise Court (the “IPEC”) has awarded AP Racing Limited (“AP Racing”) almost £0.5 […]


HU – patent revocation proceeding prolongs the limitation period of damage claims according the decision of the Metropolitan Appeal Court

Posted: January 14th, 2016

A recent decision of the Metropolitan Appeal Court highlights differences between the limitation of patentee’s claims for damages arising from patent infringement and return of infringer’s profits. It has been established that the limitation period stays for the duration of the revocation proceeding against the patent for either claim, but the absence of the infringer’s […]


NO – TCO v. Vosstech

Posted: December 9th, 2015

TCO AS v. Vosstech AS, Bjørgum Mekaniske AS, Stig Ove Bjørgum, Gulating Court of Appeal, 15 May 2015, LG-2013-162132 The case concerned whether Vosstech AS’s VT-C barrier plug infringed TCO’s patent on barrier plugs (used to seal oil wells). The case also concerned violations of the Marketing Control Act with regard to unfair business practice […]


UK – AstraZeneca v. KRKA

Posted: June 10th, 2015

AstraZeneca AB and Another v KRKA dd Novo Mesto and Another, England and Wales Court of Appeal (Longmore, Kitchin and Floyd LJJ), London, UK, 21 May 2015, Neutral Citation Number: [2015] EWCA Civ 484 In order to obtain a preliminary injunction against Krka, AstraZeneca had given a cross-undertaking in damages. When the injunction was lifted […]