UPC – 100th decision published

Posted: January 18th, 2024

Past EPLAW President and Honorary Member Pierre Véron announced the publication of the 100th decision of the UPC Mr. Véron writes: “The Unified Patent Court has published yesterday its 100th decision (handed down on 10 January 2024 by the Court of Appeal, it relates to the intervention of third parties in a case about access […]


News – Book presentation: The Proportionality Test in European Patent Law / still places available

Posted: January 8th, 2024

There are still places available for the book presentation The Proportionality Test in European Patent Law. A discussion with Richard Arnold, Rian Kalden, Constant van Nispen and Matthias Zigann, led by Willem Hoyng: world-class speakers ‘normal’ in Rotterdam. Make sure you don’t miss this special event and register via dijkman@law.eur.nl. The book can be downloaded […]


News – Book: The Proportionality Test in European Patent Law

Posted: December 7th, 2023

The Proportionality Test in European Patent Law, Patent Injunctions Before EU Courts and the UPC, by Léon Dijkman From the blurb: “Does a European patent always entitle its holder to a permanent injunction? “This question has sparked vigorous debate in past years but so far remains unresolved. This open access book presents a detailed, practical, […]


News – Book: Teaching Intellectual Property Law

Posted: June 20th, 2023

Teaching Intellectual Property Law, Strategy and Management, Elgar Guides to Teaching, edited by Sabine Jacques and Ruth Soetendorp “Integral to the commercial law field, Intellectual Property (IP) knowledge is central to culture, innovation, and enterprise. Looking forward to the new academic norm, Teaching Intellectual Property Law: Strategy and Management uses experience as well as innovative, […]


EU – Dutch Government issues statement on draft SEP proposal

Posted: June 7th, 2023

The Dutch government has issued its statement on the current draft SEP proposal proposed by the Commission on 27 April 2023: “The government acknowledges the importance of a well-functioning system of SEPs. The proposal is a far-reaching package to adapt the framework for SEPs and licensing under FRAND conditions. The government is not unwilling to […]


News – Book: Supplementary Protection Certificates for Medicinal Products

Posted: May 25th, 2023

Supplementary Protection Certificates for Medicinal Products, Georgia A. Roussou, PPD Inc. and Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition, Munich, Germany This book explores whether the judicial developments related to the Supplementary Protection Certificate (SPC) regulation correspond to the objectives of the European legislator. Examining the role of SPCs for medicinal products in the European […]


News – Valedictory Address Professor Willem Hoyng / Full Text

Posted: May 8th, 2023

Former EPLAW President Professor Willem Hoyng delivered his valedictory address entitled ‘1 June 2023: The Unified Patent Court opens its doors! Some observations’ at Tilburg University on Friday 21 April. “The patent community lives today after many dark years in the sunrise period in which owners of patents have to decide if after June 1st, […]


EU – Proposal for a regulation on standard essential patents

Posted: April 27th, 2023

COM(2023)232 – Proposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on standard essential patents and amending Regulation (EU) 2017/1001 From the press release: “Today, the Commission has proposed new rules to help companies, especially small and medium-sized companies (SMEs), make the most of their inventions, leverage new technologies and contribute to […]


News – Farewell address Professor Willem Hoyng – ‘1 June 2023: The Unified Patent Court opens its doors! Some observations”

Posted: April 18th, 2023

Professor Willem Hoyng, former EPLAW President, will deliver his valedictory address at Tilburg University on Friday 21 April. The address  is entitled ‘1 June 2023: The Unified Patent Court opens its doors! Some observations’. The address will be delivered in English in Tilburg University’s Aula and is open for all to attend. The entire press […]