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Misuse of regulatory proceedings: European court confirms special responsibility for dominant companies
  • Stibbe
  • European Union
  • January 3 2013

On 6 December 2012, the European Court of Justice ("ECJ") dismissed the appeal by AstraZeneca against the General Court judgment that essentially upheld

Appeal strategy at the EPO
  • Marks & Clerk
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • March 14 2014

Changes in the EPC rules on the reimbursement of the appeal fee will come into effect on 1 April 2014. These changes, combined with the relaxation of

AstraZeneca judgment: don’t game the system
  • CMS Cameron McKenna
  • European Union
  • December 12 2012

In a long-awaited judgment dated 6 December 2012, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) has confirmed that certain brand protection strategies may infringe the EU competition rules

Public consultation on the draft rules of procedure for the Unified Patent Court
  • Dehns
  • European Union
  • June 26 2013

The Draft Rules of Procedure for the new European Unified Patent Court have now been completed by the Preparatory Committee, which consists of

ECJ rules on SPCs and French courts react
  • Santarelli
  • European Union, France
  • October 28 2014

From 2011 to 2013, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) handed down several important decisions concerning the interpretation of the EU Regulation on

La patente europea con efecto unitario (V)
  • Gómez-Acebo & Pombo Abogados
  • European Union
  • June 26 2013

Las facultades del Tribunal unificado de patentes: obtención de pruebas y de información, reconocimiento de lugares. Aseguramiento de

Consultation period for rules of procedure for the Unified Patent Court (UPC)
  • Ropes & Gray LLP
  • European Union
  • June 26 2013

On 25 June, 2013, the Preparatory Committee for the EU Unitary Patent System published its draft Rules of Procedure for the Unified Patent Court. U.S

When should a case be put on hold? Revised guidance issued on staying patent validity cases in the English courts
  • Barker Brettell LLP
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • January 9 2014

Patent litigation in Europe is currently complicated by a system of dual jurisdiction over the validity of patents granted by the European Patent

District court of the hague confirms patentability of plants obtained by classical breeding
  • NLO
  • European Union, Netherlands
  • June 26 2013

On 8th May 2012 the District Court of The Hague passed judgment in Cresco v Taste of Nature. In the proceedings on the merits of this case, Cresco

Unified Patent Court - rules of procedure consultation
  • D Young & Co
  • European Union
  • September 30 2013

By the time this newsletter is published, the consultation on the draft Rules of Procedure of the Unified Patents Court (UPC), launched by the