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Portugal ratifies Unified Patent Court agreement - where do things stand now?
  • Dehns
  • European Union, Portugal, United Kingdom
  • August 7 2015

On 6 August 2015 a presidential decree was published announcing Portugal's ratification of the Unified Patent Court (UPC) Agreement. Subject to



'Huawei v ZTE' - CJEU landmark decision provides new ground rules for asserting standard-essential patents in Europe
  • DLA Piper LLP
  • European Union, Germany
  • July 17 2015

In a landmark decision issued on July 16, 2015, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) provided new guidelines on how patent infringement


Italy ready to embrace the unitary patent
  • Marks & Clerk
  • European Union
  • May 28 2015

Following the recent decision of the Court of Justice of the European Union dismissing the Spanish challenge to the legality of the EU laws enacted


UPC Agreement challenged in Belgium
  • Eversheds
  • Belgium, European Union
  • April 15 2015

The European Software Market Association (ESOMA) and others have asked the Belgian Constitutional Court to annul Belgium's ratification of the


The Unitary Patent Package, the Court of Justice, Union Law & a further response to the academics
  • Bird & Bird
  • European Union
  • July 6 2015

In het voorjaar van 2015 publiceerden ruim 40 wetenschappers een petitie over de Unierechtelijke problemen met het Unitary Patent en het Unified


Italy confirms unified patent a priority
  • Eversheds
  • European Union, Italy
  • May 21 2015

Following the rejection by the Court of Justice of the European Union ("CJEU") of Spain's legal challenges to the Unified Patent Package (as


Unitary patent: on course for 2016
  • Marks & Clerk
  • European Union, Luxembourg
  • March 24 2015

On 18 March 2015 Luxembourg became the seventh country to ratify the Unified Patent Court Agreement. With this, the Unitary Patent has come one step


CJEU judgment on Merck Canada Inc. & Merck Sharp & Dohme Ltd v Sigma Pharmaceuticals plc, case C-53913, 12 February 2015
  • Hogan Lovells
  • European Union
  • February 16 2015

The CJEU has recently clarified when patent and SPC rights can be relied on under the Specific Mechanism to prevent parallel imports within the EU


More from the CJEU on SPCs and active ingredients
  • Taylor Wessing
  • European Union
  • February 16 2015

Arne Forsgren v Österreichisches Patentamt (CJEU Case C 63113), concerns Forsgren's application to the Austrian authorities for an SPC for Protein D