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Further updates to the UPC Case Management System released
  • Bristows LLP
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • October 4 2016

The Unified Patent Court (UPC) IT team released several updates to the beta test site of the UPC Case Management System last week. The UPC Preparatory

Agreement to establish the Unified Patent Court signed
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • European Union
  • April 3 2013

Further to the news last month regarding the regulations on a unitary patent for Europe, on 19 February 2013, representatives of 24 EU member states

The unitary European patent and its court regime
  • Botti & Ferrari
  • European Union
  • October 28 2014

Europe is a continent of contrasts: its citizens are proud of their national traditions, but tenacious in striving towards unity. The history of

SPCs remain in a state of flux
  • Carpmaels & Ransford LLP
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • November 14 2012

The UK High Court recently asked the European Court of Justice to clarify what is meant by the “first authorisation” for the purposes of calculating the duration of an supplementary protection certificate (SPC

CJEU rejects Italian and Spanish challenges to the Council’s unitary patent decision
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • European Union, Italy, Spain
  • April 30 2013

In Kingdom of Spain and Italian Republic v Council of the European Union Joined Cases C-27411 and C-29511, the Court of Justice of the European

SPC grant possible despite the existence of an earlier MA for a different medicinal product with the same active ingredient
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • European Union
  • May 3 2012

Advocate General Trstenjak has today handed down her Opinion in Neurim Pharmaceuticals v The Comptroller-General of Patents, a reference concerning the possibility of obtaining SPC protection relying on a marketing authorisation ("MA") where an earlier MA has already been granted for the same active ingredient

The proposed structure of the Unified Patent Court system in Europe
  • KUHNEN & WACKER Intellectual Property Law Firm
  • European Union
  • October 28 2014

The adoption of an agreement for the Unified Patent Court (UPC) marked a milestone in European patent history, ending a 50-year quest for a single

“I want you to stay”: Court of Appeal agrees to await outcome of EPO central limitation
  • Carpmaels & Ransford LLP
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • March 26 2014

The European Patent Office's (EPO) central limitation procedure has shown its potential to disrupt infringement and validity hearings in the UK

Italian judicial proceedings stayed during EPO opposition proceedings
  • Jacobacci & Partners
  • European Union, Italy
  • March 26 2014

According to a recently published decision (SPA Sperotto v BBM Bolpagni SPA), the Court of Turin has decided to stay judicial proceedings concerning

EU General Court upholds European Commission’s strict approach to “Pay-for-delay” agreements
  • Dechert LLP
  • European Union, USA
  • October 7 2016

In a series of rulings dated 8 September 2016, the EU General Court (General Court) upheld the European Commission (Commission) decision of 19 June