EPLAW PATENT BLOG

ES – ERASMUS and INVIVO v. VITRO et al.

Posted: November 29th, 2021

Erasmus MC and Invivo v. Vitro et al., Court of Appeals of Barcelona, 8 April 2021, Appeal Docket No. 1969/2020 On 8 April 2021, the Court of Appeals of Barcelona rendered judgment on appeal in a complex case relating to nucleic acid amplification primers for PCR-based clonality studies, involving a number of issues regarding the […]

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NL – Ericsson v. Apple

Posted: October 19th, 2021

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson v. Apple Retail Netherlands B.V. et al, District Court The Hague, Preliminary Relief proceedings, 18 October 2021, Case No. ECLI:NL:RBDHA:2021:11312 In the dispute between Ericsson and Apple, Ericsson is demanding the imposition of a freezing measure pending the hearing of the summary proceedings. The preliminary relief Judge refuses: “In that context, Ericsson […]

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ES – TELEFONICA & ACENS TECHNOLOGIES v. TWO-WAY MEDIA

Posted: October 19th, 2021

TELEFONICA S.A. & ACENS TECHNOLOGIES, S.L. v. TWO-WAY MEDIA LTD, Court of Appeals of Barcelona, 28 April 2021, Appeal Docket No. 466/2021 The present case analyses whether it is possible to file before the Spanish Courts a patent invalidity claim based on prior art documents which were not submitted at previous invalidity proceedings filed by […]

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NL – Sisvel v. Wiko

Posted: September 24th, 2021

Sisvel International S.A. v. Shenzhen Tinno Mobile Technology Corporation, Wiko SAS et al., interlocutory judgment District Court of The Hague, 21 April 2021, Case No. ECLI:NL:RBDHA:2021:8955 Sisvel holds EP 2 139 272, relating to a ‘Method and system for attaching a mobile equipment to a wireless communication network’. Sisvel reported EP 272 as essential patent […]

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IT – Guidance Court of Milan on risk of irreparable damage required for interlocutory description order

Posted: September 7th, 2021

The Court of Milan provides guidance on the requirement of the risk of irreparable damage for the purpose of granting an interlocutory description order The description order, a remedy available pursuant to Articles 129 and 130 of the Italian Industrial Property Code, is a sui generis preliminary investigation measure. To be granted, the applicant must […]

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UK – Dr Reddy’s Laboratories and others v. Warner-Lambert

Posted: August 14th, 2021

Dr Reddy’s Laboratories (UK Limited) and others v Warner-Lambert Company LLC and Pfizer Limited This judgment of Zacaroli J is from the first in a series of trials in which various generics companies as well as certain NHS entities (together the “Inquiry Claimants”) are seeking damages under cross undertakings given by Warner-Lambert/Pfizer (the “Inquiry Defendants”). […]

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UK – Interdigital Technology v. Lenovo

Posted: August 14th, 2021

Interdigital Technology Corp and others v Lenovo Group Ltd and others [2021] EWHC 2152 (Pat) Background This judgment, handed down on 29 July 2021, concerned the validity and essentiality of EP (UK) 2 485 558 (“EP 558”). HHJ Hacon’s judgment is the first technical trial in a series of trials concerning five SEPs asserted by […]

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DE – German parliament adopts government bill for a Second Act concerning the Simplification and Modernization of German Patent Law

Posted: July 20th, 2021

On June 10, 2021, the German parliament adopted the version of the government bill for a Second Act concerning the Simplification and Modernization of German Patent Law (parliamentary paper 19/25821) as amended by the Committee of Legal Affairs and Consumer Protection (parliamentary paper 19/30498; “Patent Law Modernization Act” below). The Patent Law Modernization Act expressly […]

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UK – Godo Kaisha IP Bridge 1 v Huawei Technologies

Posted: July 16th, 2021

Godo Kaisha IP Bridge 1 v Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd & Ors [2021] EWHC 1261 (Pat) (14 May 2021) In this Patents Court judgment deputy High Court Judge Mr Nicholas Caddick Q.C. set aside the Order of Chief Master Marsh insofar as he permitted alternative service on two of the defendants, Huawei Technologies Co. Limited […]

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