IT – Court of Appeal decision touches on filing new prior art documents / generic decision for damage compensation

Posted: February 3rd, 2023

Introduction The Court of Appeal of Milan, through its decision published on 16 January 2023, addressed: (a) the possibility of filing new prior art documents at first instance – after the court-appointed expert (“CAE”) completes his/her assignment – and on appeal; and (b) the requirements for a court to issue a decision finding damages liability […]


UPC – the Unified Patent Court invites external users to practice the CMS Sunrise functionalities

Posted: January 30th, 2023

The Unified Patent Court provides more information on the start of the 2nd Sunrise Practice Period from February 13 until February 24, 2023 The Unified Patent Court announces the following: “The Unified Patent Court invites external users to practice the CMS Sunrise functionalities starting from 13 February, for a period of 2 weeks, until 24 […]


NL – Advanced Bionics v. Med-El

Posted: January 26th, 2023

Advanced Bionics Benelux B.V. v. Med-El Elektomedizinische Geräte GmbH, Disctrict Court The Hague, The Netherlands, 18 January 2023, Case no. ECLI:NL:RBDHA:2023:212 Declaration of non infringement. Advanced Bionics and Med-El are companies in the hearing technology industry that develop, manufacture, and distribute implantable hearing systems, including cochlear implant systems. Med-El holds a patent (EP605) which Advanced […]


EPLAW – Save the date: Young EPLAW 2023

Posted: January 18th, 2023

The EPLAW Board announces with pleasure that the Young EPLAW Congress takes place in Brussels on 17 April 2023 with the usual live format. There will also be an informal evening reception organized on the evening of 16 April. The Young EPLAW Congress is for lawyer associates of current EPLAW members, who are on track to become […]


UPC – Document Repository: Trilingual (DE/EN/FR) booklet now available

Posted: January 10th, 2023

Past EPLAW President and Honorary member Pierre Véron announces that the 2023 version of his trilingual (DE/EN/FR) booklet (420 pages) comprising the Unitary Patent Regulations, the Unified Patent Court Agreement and the Rules of Procedure of the Unified Patent Court as adopted in July-August 2022 by the UPC’s Administrative Committee is now available. Two versions can […]


UPC – Book: A Practitioner’s Guide to the Unified Patent Court and Unitary Patent

Posted: December 22nd, 2022

‘A Practitioner’s Guide to the Unified Patent Court and Unitary Patent’, is the recently published book authored by Paul England, Taylor Wessing Paul England: “The book aims to provide practical and detailed advice on all aspects of the system for those using it. The book explains how the UPC system works in the context of […]


IT – Claims limitation of a granted patent in PI proceedings

Posted: December 19th, 2022

Introduction With Decision of 29 November 2021, the Court of Milan addressed the issue of the admissibility under Italian law of claims limitation of a granted patent in preliminary injunction (“PI”) proceedings. The relevant provision is Article 79 of the Italian Intellectual Property Code (“IPC”), pursuant to which a patent can be limited in three […]


EPLAW – Slides of the 2022 Annual Congress

Posted: December 12th, 2022

The slides of the EPLAW Annual Congres 2022 are available here and on the EPLAW website under the header Past Congress.


UPC – Start of the UPC delayed to 1 June 2023

Posted: December 5th, 2022

A joint statement on the UPC website by Klaus Grabinski, President of the UPC Court of Appeal, and Johannes Karcher, Acting Chairman of the Administrative Committee of the UPC, announces the delay of the start of the UPC to 1 June 2023 From the statement: “The start of the Sunrise Period is postponed for two […]


UPC – ‘Unified Patent Protection in Europe: A Commentary’ still available as eBook

Posted: November 30th, 2022

Readers wishing to up their knowledge on the UPC in view of 1 April 2023, might have noticed that the hard copy version of the book ‘Unified Patent Protection in Europe: A Commentary’, by Winfried Tilmann and Clemens Plassman is regularly sold out. However, there are still eBook versions available from various vendors. Also, it […]