FR – Trilingual version Saisie-contrefaçon

Posted: December 3rd, 2015

Pierre Véron, Véron & Associés reports: Our book on the saisie-contrefaçon, often considered as the reference, is now available in trilingual version, German, English and French. Published in French in the Référence collection of the legal publisher Dalloz (3rd edition 2013), Saisie‑contrefaçon, the book, now translated in the other two main legal languages in Europe, presents […]



Posted: November 2nd, 2015

Patent app VPATAPP in Android Play Store store Maker Vijaykumar Shivpuje contacted the EPLAW Patent Blog to present the Android based mobile application called 'VPATAPP'. This app is available free of cost on Android Play Store.  The app provides links for 1. Worldwide patent blogs from different regions like USA, Europe, BRIC, Latin America, Africa, and Asia-pacific […]


EPO: Judicial Independence letter from the EPLAW President

Posted: December 29th, 2014

Download Eplaw letter 29 December 2014.pdf


NL – MBI v. Shimano

Posted: June 17th, 2014

MBI Co. Ltd. v. Shimano Inc et al, District Court The Hague, The Netherlands, 18 June 2014, Case No. HA ZA 13-745 The scope of protection of a patent is determined by a 'context-driven' reading of a patent. In this reading, equivalents are taken into account. A further relying on equivalency is limited to cases […]


Back online!

Posted: April 23rd, 2014

The EPLAW Patent Blog was temporarily offline, in view of a DDoS attack on the platform that hosts the blog. Sincere apologies for the inconvenience this may have caused.


EU – Munich International Patent Law Conference 2014

Posted: April 9th, 2014

The Technical University of Munich (Prof. Dr. Ann), the Regional Court of Munich I (Dr. Zigann), the Bavarian State Ministry of Justice and the German Patent and Trademark Office will hold their second Munich International Patent Law Conference on 27th June 2014. It will compare the law of the UK, Germany, France, Switzerland and the […]


Book – IP Law of Plants

Posted: March 26th, 2014

Oxford University Press and Foley & Lardner LLP announce the publication of “Intellectual Property Law of Plants"." The book aims to provide a practical analysis on the creation and implementation of specialized, plant-specific intellectual property. The blurb: 'Co-written by an expert team of academics and practitioners, including Foley partner Richard Peet as well as Herbert […]


DE – Save the date: German/Japanese symposium on patent litigation

Posted: February 21st, 2014

On 2 October 2014, the German-Japanese Lawyers Association, the German Patent and Trademark Office, and three other Japanese Organisations will host a free German-Japanese symposium on patent litigation in Munich. The symposium will be in English. Speakers include: Mr. Toshiaki Iimura, Presiding Judge, President of the Japanese IP High CourtMr. Ryoichi Mimura, Former Judge of jap. IP High […]


EU – Fully trilingual version, including the draft Rules of Procedure of the Agreement on a Unified Patent Court and the draft Rules of Procedure online

Posted: December 23rd, 2013

A fully trilingual version, including the draft Rules of Procedure in German, of the 19 February 2013 Agreement on a Unified Patent Court and the draft Rules of Procedure has been added to the website www.upc.documents.eu.com. It includes hypertext links to the legal documents referred to in the Agreement (e.g. Regulations on European Patent with […]