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Parthenotes are not human embryos

  • Marks & Clerk
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  • European Union
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  • December 18 2014

The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) ruled today that unfertilised human ova whose division and further development have been stimulated

Il Tribunale di Milano sulla trasformazione del brevetto europeo in modello di utilità nazionale

  • Martini Manna Avvocati
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  • European Union, Italy
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  • December 18 2014

Lo scorso 12 dicembre il Tribunale di Milano (Sezione Specializzata in materia di Impresa “A”) ha emanato una sentenza in un procedimento per

A more flexible approach at the European Patent Office?

  • FB Rice
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  • European Union
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  • December 17 2014

The European patent system is known for its procedural complexity and strict assessment of requirements to obtain patent protection, but recent

A wolf in sheep’s clothing is your litigation settlement anti-competitive?

  • Bryan Cave LLP
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  • European Union
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  • December 17 2014

As we reported in July 2014, the European Commission fined pharmaceutical company Servier and several of its generic competitors for entering into so

Huawei v ZTE can use of standards infringe standard essential patents?

  • D Young & Co
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  • European Union
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  • December 17 2014

Standards play an important role in the establishment of modern electronicscomputing devices, especially in fields such as telecommunications or

Oil be back! Examination division ordered to return to court with certified translation

  • D Young & Co
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  • European Union
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  • December 17 2014

In this recent decision, the Board of Appeal (BoA) had to consider the suitability of a machine translation of a cited document which had been used

Unified Patent Court: progress update and hot topics for 2015

  • D Young & Co
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  • European Union
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  • December 17 2014

Having recently attended the public hearing on the 17th draft of the Rules of Prodecure (in his capacity as Chair of the Laws Committee of LES

European Patent Office (Technical Board of Appeal 3.5.06): standard of proof required for establishing public availability of internet disclosures reconsidered (decision of May 21, 2014 Case T 028610-3.5.06)

  • BARDEHLE PAGENBERG Partnerschaft mbB
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  • European Union
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  • December 16 2014

In the Board's view, the principle of free evaluation of evidence applies, thus leading to a decision on the balance of probabilities. The Board

Court of Justice of the European Union: Advocate General Opinion concludes that Spain’s actions against the regulations establishing the Unitary Patent should be dismissed (Advocate General Opinions, November 18, 2014 Cases C-14613 and C-14713 Spain v Parliament and CouncilSpain v Council).

  • BARDEHLE PAGENBERG Partnerschaft mbB
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  • European Union, Spain
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  • December 16 2014

On November 18, 2014, Advocate General Yves Bot delivered his Opinion in the two cases in which Spain had challenged the Regulation establishing the

European Patent Office (Technical Board of Appeal 3.4.01): patentability of an electrical signal, I.e., a train of electrical defibrillation pulses separated by pauses (decision of February 11, 2014 case T 53309)

  • BARDEHLE PAGENBERG Partnerschaft mbB
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  • European Union
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  • December 16 2014

The Technical Board of Appeal 3.4.01 has held that under the EPC the notion of invention was not linked to "tangible" (in the sense of "material"