NO – The EU SPC manufacturing waiver is soon expected to be incorporated into Norwegian law

Posted: November 7th, 2022

Implementation of the SPC manufacturing waiver into Norwegian law, by Guro Nybø, Nora Bratheim, Lars Erik Steinkjer and Gunnar Meyer, Wikborg Rein The SPC manufacturing waiver was adopted by the European Parliament in 2019 through Regulation 2019/933 amending Regulation (EC) no 469/2009 concerning the supplementary protection certificate for medicinal products (the SPC Regulation). The waiver […]


EPLAW – FCBA Global Series Fall Session 2022

Posted: September 13th, 2022

The EPLAW Board wishes to extend to its members the FCBA’s invitation to register to the Fall Session in Amsterdam, taking place between 17-19 October, offering rich professional content and involving distinguished panelists, among them two past presidents of EPLAW, Penny Gilbert and Klaus Haft, and EPLAW Advisory Board member Sabine Agé, as speakers. Access […]


News – Book: A Practitioner’s Guide to European Patent Law, second edition

Posted: September 13th, 2022

The second edition of A Practitioner’s Guide to European Patent Law, for National Practice and the Unified Patent Court, authored by Paul England -with contributions from many others in the field- is out now From the blurb: “This new edition is a comprehensive and practical guide to European patent law – a ‘ius commune’. The […]


News – Book: Judicial Coherence in the European Patent System

Posted: August 10th, 2022

Judicial Coherence in the European Patent System, Lessons from the US and Japan, by Federica Baldan, Postdoctoral Researcher, Faculty of Law, University of Antwerp, Belgium and FWO Postdoctoral Researcher, fellowship number 1257321N, Research Foundation Flanders, Belgium The blurb: “This comprehensive book examines the judicial governance of the patent system in Europe and beyond, and looks […]


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

Posted: May 24th, 2022

The book: “A Practitioner’s Guide to the Unified Patent Court and Unitary Patent” , authored by Paul England is scheduled to be published by Bloomsbury in November 2022 From the blurb: “A Practitioner’s Guide to the Unified Patent Court and Unitary Patent provides practical and detailed advice on all aspects of the system for those […]


CJEU – Phoenix v. Harting

Posted: April 29th, 2022

Preliminary ruling under Article 267 TFEU in the case between Phoenix Contact GmbH & Co. KG v. HARTING Deutschland GmbH & Co. KG, Harting Electric GmbH & Co. KG, 28 April 2022, Case No. C‑44/21, ECLI:EU:C:2022:309 “By its question, the referring court asks, in essence, whether Article 9(1) of Directive 2004/48 must be interpreted as […]


News – 2022 LES International Annual Conference

Posted: March 29th, 2022

The 2022 LES International Annual Conference will take place in Venezia (Italy) from 8 to 10 May 2022 EPLAW members are welcome to attend the conference, entitled: “Back to Licensing: Restarting Business and Fueling Innovation” The conference website provides information on the program & registrations: www.lesi2022.org. More information can also be found here (The letter […]


EU – Public Consultation on new framework for standard-essential patents

Posted: February 22nd, 2022

The Commission opened a public consultation an a new framework for standard-essential patents As the Commission states in the summary: “A patent that protects technology essential to a standard is called a standard-essential patent (SEP). Patent-holders commit to licence their SEPs to users of the standard on fair, reasonable and non-discriminatory terms and conditions. However, […]


NO – Norwegian Parliament establishes patent attorney client-attorney privilege

Posted: December 2nd, 2021

Norwegian Parliament adopts amendment act establishing patent attorney client-attorney privilege, by Gunnar Meyer and Nora Bratheim, Wikborg Rein The Norwegian Parliament has passed amendments to the Dispute Act and the Criminal Procedure Act extending the general client-privilege rules to patent attorneys. As an outline, patent attorneys now enjoy the same client-attorney privilege as lawyers. However, […]


EPO – G 1/21 – Videoconference

Posted: November 16th, 2021

EBoA of the EPO, decision of July 2021, published on October 28, 2021, case no. G 1/21, reported by Dr. Georg Anetsberger and Dr.-Ing. Felix Grödl, BARDEHLE PAGENBERG In the case G 1/21, the question was referred to the Enlarged Board of Appeal (EBoA) of the EPO, whether conducting oral proceedings in the form of […]