Are Patent Settlements Anti-Competitive ? EU, U.S. and Korean perspectives

Posted: September 30th, 2013

Under the direction of Paul Nihoul & Alain Strowel, Friday 18 October 2013 (Afternoon session), Bruxelles "When parties are unsure about their rights and claims, litigation ends up with settlements. In the pharmaceutical sector, settlements to end patent disputes between originator and generic companies have recently been under scrutiny. In some instances, patent holders have […]


NL – Comments on Taste of Nature Holding v. Cresco Handels B.V.

Posted: September 24th, 2013

Comments on Court of Appeal The Hague 28 May 2013, case no.: 200.103.492/01 (Taste of Nature Holding B.V. vs. Cresco Handels B.V.), by Wim Maas, Deterink and Bram van Oeffelt, Patentwerk IntroductionTaste of Nature and Cresco both engage in the production and sale of sprouts and seedlings (edible young vegetable plants). Taste of Nature has […]


EU – Guidebook to Intellectual Property

Posted: September 24th, 2013

Guidebook to Intellectual Property, by Sir Robin Jacob, Daniel Alexander QC and Matthew Fisher, NEW 6th Edition From the publisher's blurb: "This is a unique book about Intellectual Property. It is aimed not only at law students studying the subject but also at interested users of IP – business people, inventors, scientists, designers and the […]


EU – IP Summit

Posted: September 17th, 2013

Premier Cercle hosts the 8th Edition of the IP Summit in Paris on 9-11 December "After a century-long industrial revolution and a few decades-long rise of a service economy, the world has swiftly – in a matter of years – shifted into a knowledge era. This era, which political and business leaders still have to […]


DE – Fahrzeugscheibe

Posted: June 10th, 2013

Fahrzeugscheibe, Federal Court of Justice, Germany, 16 April 2013, Case number: X ZR 49/12 The Federal Court of Justice ruled in a recent decision on the possibility to transfer a priority right within a corporate group. The decision clarifies the possibility to transfer the priority right arising from Art. 87 (1) EPC, following the decision […]


EU – Unitary Patent & Court Conference

Posted: June 4th, 2013

Unitary Patent & Court Conference; Expectations, wishes and fears: be part of an international focus group On 28 June Premier Cercle, in association with knowledge partners Hoyng Monegier LLP, Reimann Osterrieth Köhler Haft and Powell Gilbert LLP, organises a full day of great debates in Paris that will host the main seat of the Unified […]


New – Intellectual Property Law and Policy Volume 12

Posted: May 24th, 2013

The new volume of Intellectual Property Law and Policy edited by Hugh C Hansen and published by Hart Publishing is out. EPLAW Blog readers get a 20% discount on the retail price. The publisher's blurb: "This is the 17th Annual volume in the series collecting the presentations and discussion from the Annual Fordham IP Conference. […]


NEW – Follow EPLAW Patent Blog on Twitter

Posted: May 16th, 2013

For those interested, the EPLAW Patent Blog is on Twitter: @EPLAWPatentblog A new way to follow the blog!  



Posted: January 30th, 2013

IPCom GmbH & Co KG v HTC Europe Co Ltd and Nokia OYJ (Nokia Corp) v IPCom GmbH & Co KG [2013] EWHC 52 (Pat)This was an application concerned with whether particular individuals on IPCom’s side should be permitted to inspect confidential licensing documents disclosed in the actions by HTC and Nokia pursuant to orders […]