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Patent enforcement through the courts in Italy
  • Studio Legale Jacobacci & Associati
  • Global, Italy
  • October 20 2016

A structured guide to enforcing patents through the courts in Italy

Italy and the central division of the UPC: the Parliament takes a wait and see approach
  • Trevisan & Cuonzo Avvocati
  • Italy
  • October 14 2016

The Italian Ministry of Justice has identified the premises of the Milanese local division of the Unified Patent Court (see press release here). The

Court of Cassation clarifies management of simultaneous validity and infringement proceedings
  • Jacobacci & Partners
  • Italy
  • October 12 2016

A recent Court of Cassation decision has affirmed the principle that when separate infringement and invalidity proceedings are pending simultaneously

The importance of clarity
  • Bugnion SpA
  • European Union, Italy
  • October 7 2016

A decision by the Court of Milan (R.G. 544502012) in January 2015 held that an Italian part of a European patent was invalid for, inter alia, having

Italian bill to ratify UPC Agreement approved by one chamber of parliament
  • Bristows LLP
  • European Union, Italy, United Kingdom
  • September 15 2016

The Chamber of Deputies (one of the two chambers of Italy’s parliament) yesterday approved draft legislation to enable Italy to ratify the Agreement

Changing places: why Milan should host a UPC central division court
  • Bugnion SpA
  • European Union, Italy, United Kingdom
  • September 14 2016

The UK referendum result means that London is unlikely to play host to a UPC central division court. The decision of UK voters on June 23 to leave the

Milan as a location for the UPC central division?
  • Bristows LLP
  • European Union, Italy, United Kingdom
  • August 25 2016

On 23 August 2016, the L’Ordine dei Consulenti in Proprietà Industriale (the Italian Industrial Property Consultants Institute, whose members include

Claimed ranges and patent infringement under the doctrine of equivalents
  • Jacobacci & Partners
  • European Union, Italy
  • August 10 2016

In the recently published decision of Geratherm Medical AG v Gima SPA (Decision 126572015) the Court of Milan ruled that patent protection for a

Italy: Teva vs. Novartis - Paediatric extensions of SPCs valid following removal of orphan designation
  • Hogan Lovells
  • European Union, Italy
  • July 19 2016

By order issued on February 26th, 2016 and only recently made available in a public database, the Court of Milan declared the validity of the

Inventions, patents’ claims and patents’ identity
  • Eunomia
  • European Union, Italy
  • June 23 2016

The Supreme Court (decision No. 10335 of May 19, 2016) has ruled on the following matter: can two patents refer to the same invention, despite the