EPLAW PATENT BLOG

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, […]

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ES – ERASMUS and INVIVO v. VITRO et al.

Posted: November 29th, 2021

Erasmus MC and Invivo v. Vitro et al., Court of Appeals of Barcelona, 8 April 2021, Appeal Docket No. 1969/2020 On 8 April 2021, the Court of Appeals of Barcelona rendered judgment on appeal in a complex case relating to nucleic acid amplification primers for PCR-based clonality studies, involving a number of issues regarding the […]

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NL – Ericsson v. Apple

Posted: October 19th, 2021

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson v. Apple Retail Netherlands B.V. et al, District Court The Hague, Preliminary Relief proceedings, 18 October 2021, Case No. ECLI:NL:RBDHA:2021:11312 In the dispute between Ericsson and Apple, Ericsson is demanding the imposition of a freezing measure pending the hearing of the summary proceedings. The preliminary relief Judge refuses: “In that context, Ericsson […]

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ES – TELEFONICA & ACENS TECHNOLOGIES v. TWO-WAY MEDIA

Posted: October 19th, 2021

TELEFONICA S.A. & ACENS TECHNOLOGIES, S.L. v. TWO-WAY MEDIA LTD, Court of Appeals of Barcelona, 28 April 2021, Appeal Docket No. 466/2021 The present case analyses whether it is possible to file before the Spanish Courts a patent invalidity claim based on prior art documents which were not submitted at previous invalidity proceedings filed by […]

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NL – Sisvel v. Wiko

Posted: September 24th, 2021

Sisvel International S.A. v. Shenzhen Tinno Mobile Technology Corporation, Wiko SAS et al., interlocutory judgment District Court of The Hague, 21 April 2021, Case No. ECLI:NL:RBDHA:2021:8955 Sisvel holds EP 2 139 272, relating to a ‘Method and system for attaching a mobile equipment to a wireless communication network’. Sisvel reported EP 272 as essential patent […]

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IT – Guidance Court of Milan on risk of irreparable damage required for interlocutory description order

Posted: September 7th, 2021

The Court of Milan provides guidance on the requirement of the risk of irreparable damage for the purpose of granting an interlocutory description order The description order, a remedy available pursuant to Articles 129 and 130 of the Italian Industrial Property Code, is a sui generis preliminary investigation measure. To be granted, the applicant must […]

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UK – Dr Reddy’s Laboratories and others v. Warner-Lambert

Posted: August 14th, 2021

Dr Reddy’s Laboratories (UK Limited) and others v Warner-Lambert Company LLC and Pfizer Limited This judgment of Zacaroli J is from the first in a series of trials in which various generics companies as well as certain NHS entities (together the “Inquiry Claimants”) are seeking damages under cross undertakings given by Warner-Lambert/Pfizer (the “Inquiry Defendants”). […]

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UK – Interdigital Technology v. Lenovo

Posted: August 14th, 2021

Interdigital Technology Corp and others v Lenovo Group Ltd and others [2021] EWHC 2152 (Pat) Background This judgment, handed down on 29 July 2021, concerned the validity and essentiality of EP (UK) 2 485 558 (“EP 558”). HHJ Hacon’s judgment is the first technical trial in a series of trials concerning five SEPs asserted by […]

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DE – German parliament adopts government bill for a Second Act concerning the Simplification and Modernization of German Patent Law

Posted: July 20th, 2021

On June 10, 2021, the German parliament adopted the version of the government bill for a Second Act concerning the Simplification and Modernization of German Patent Law (parliamentary paper 19/25821) as amended by the Committee of Legal Affairs and Consumer Protection (parliamentary paper 19/30498; “Patent Law Modernization Act” below). The Patent Law Modernization Act expressly […]

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