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EU Unified Patent Court preparations are moving ahead
  • Fish & Richardson PC
  • European Union
  • April 24 2013

Preparations for a Unified Patent Court (UPC) in the European Union have moved ahead on two fronts within the past month. The 25 participating states


Antitrust competition and economic regulation quarterly newsletter - Autumn 2016
  • Hogan Lovells
  • China, European Union, Germany, Global, OECD, United Kingdom, USA
  • October 24 2016

On 20 September 2016, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals in the United States overturned a federal district court judgment in a class action


Royalties for revoked patents do not necessarily breach EU competition rules
  • Penningtons Manches LLP
  • European Union, Germany, USA
  • October 25 2016

It is hard to imagine that when Genentech signed a licence agreement in 1992 with Sanofi's predecessor, it could have foreseen the litigation storm


T 222110 - EPO confirms the extent of G 0206
  • D Young & Co
  • European Union
  • April 7 2014

Over the past 18 months we have reported on the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJ) decision in Brüstle v Greenpeace (C-3410) which


European Commission rules against standard essential patent injunctions in the latest battle in the “patent wars”
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • European Union, USA
  • April 29 2014

On 29 April 2014, the European Commission (Commission) announced that it had accepted commitments from Samsung, and issued an infringement decision


CJEU rules on recoverability of legal costs pursuant to the Intellectual Property Enforcement Directive
  • Gowling WLG
  • Belgium, European Union
  • October 11 2016

The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) has issued an important ruling for the recoverability of legal costs in intellectual property


Apple v Samsung - the impact of the central limitation of European patents on existing litigation
  • D Young & Co
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • April 7 2014

From 13 December 2007, it became possible for a patentee to seek a 'central limitation' (or even revocation) of a granted European patent. If


Patent law proposals to bring clinical trials back to the UK
  • Gowling WLG
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • May 9 2014

New patent law proposals laid in Parliament earlier this week could result in clinical trials being brought back to the UK. Wragge Lawrence Graham &


The 16th draft UPC rules of procedure are published
  • Taylor Wessing
  • European Union
  • March 6 2014

The Preparatory Committee for the Unified Patent Court (UPC) has now published the 16th draft of the Rules of Procedure intended for the UPC. This


Signing of the Unified Patent Court agreement
  • Roschier
  • European Union
  • April 22 2013

The next to final stage in establishing a unitary patent system across the EU was reached on 19 February 2013, when the Unified Patent Court (UPC