DE – Sektionaltor II

Posted: May 23rd, 2018

German Federal Court of Justice on financial compensation of co-authorized persons with regard to patents, BGH, “Sektionaltor II” judgment of May 16, 2017 – Case X ZR 85/14 When assessing whether a claim for financial compensation of co-authorized persons is necessary with respect to the principle of material justice, the reasons why the claimant has […]


UK – GSK v. Wyeth

Posted: November 23rd, 2017

Glaxosmithkline UK Limited v Wyeth Holdings LLC, High Court, London, UK, 13 January 2017, Neutral Citation Number: [2017] EWHC 91 (Pat) This is a judgment from Henry Carr J on preliminary issues relating to the remedies available to Wyeth (referred to as its parent company, Pfizer) for infringement of its patent by GSK. The key […]


UK – OOO Abbott v. Design & Display

Posted: November 22nd, 2017

OOO Abbott and another v Design & Display Limited and another, Intellectual Property Enterprise Court, UK, 22 November 2017 The UK Intellectual Property Enterprise Court considered issues arising relating to a determination of an account of profits following an earlier finding that Design & Display had infringed Abbott’s patent for slatted display panels. The Court […]


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 […]