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Unitary patent and Unified Patent Court progress update June 2014
  • D Young & Co
  • European Union
  • June 11 2014

On Friday 6 June the Preparatory Committee of the Unified Patent Court published a second progress report on the implementation of the 'Patent

EU Court of Justice Advocate General issues ruling on Stem Cell patentability
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • August 7 2014

In a non-binding ruling, Advocate General Cruz Villalón of the EU Court of Justice has determined that unfertilized human ova whose division

Technology newsletter - September edition - Legal news - reported cases
  • Rouse
  • China, European Union, United Kingdom
  • September 15 2014

Parody has been available to European Member States as an optional defence to copyright infringement for over a decade. A recent judgment from the

Will the Unified Patent Court for Europe help or harm the telecoms sector in the UK?
  • Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • September 3 2014

The Unified Patent Court (UPC) is the result of an agreement between 27 European countries to create a single patent for Europe (the 'Unitary

Malta ratifies UPC Agreement
  • Mewburn Ellis LLP
  • European Union, Malta
  • December 11 2014

Malta has become the sixth country to ratify the Unified Patent Court (UPC) Agreement, joining Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France and Sweden. Seven

Advocate General: the use of unfertilised human ova is patentable
  • De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek
  • European Union, Netherlands
  • September 10 2014

In International Stem Cell Corporation, the Advocate General of the European Court of Justice recently opined that parthenogenetically activated

Bolar exemption - C-66113 - Astellas Pharma referral to the CJ
  • D Young & Co
  • European Union, Germany
  • April 7 2014

The Dusseldorf Court of Appeal has referred questions to the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJ) concerning the applicability of the

Ratifications, roadmaps and renewal fees: an update on the Unitary Patent Package
  • Mewburn Ellis LLP
  • European Union
  • April 7 2014

There have been several developments towards the implementation of the European Unitary Patent Package. First, France became the second county to

Landmark win for Actavis in multi-jurisdictional patent action
  • Bird & Bird
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • May 15 2014

Judgment was handed down today in the long-running patent case between Actavis and Eli Lilly in relation to the anti-cancer drug pemetrexed disodium

Which day is relevant day for calculation of the expiry date of an SPC?
  • Stolmár & Partner
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • May 21 2014

According to Article 13 of the SPC-Regulation (EC) No. 4692009 the duration of an SPC is calculated by the time between the filing date of the basic