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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


Invenzioni, rivendicazioni ed identità di brevetti
  • Eunomia
  • European Union, Italy
  • June 23 2016

La Corte di Cassazione (sentenza n. 10335 del 19 Maggio 2016) entra nel merito delle rilevanza delle rivendicazioni ai fini della individuazione del


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


Court of Cassation rules on patent infringement by equivalence
  • Jacobacci & Partners
  • Italy
  • June 8 2016

A recent Court of Cassation decision has affirmed the principle that a variant of a patented invention that is not original over the patent (ie, does


UPC judge positions are advertised as Italy and Lithuania prepare for ratification
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • Bulgaria, European Union, Italy, Lithuania
  • May 12 2016

The UPC Preparatory Committee has opened the application process for legally and technically qualified judges for the UPC Court of First Instance or


Reformulation of technical problem not permitted during litigation
  • Jacobacci & Partners
  • Italy
  • May 4 2016

A recent decision from the Court of Milan confirmed the case law trend that the reformulation of a technical problem solved by a patented invention is