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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


Patents back in fashion, says the Court of Milan on the 3D pockets of Max Mara’s jeans
  • DLA Piper LLP
  • Italy
  • April 28 2016

With decision issued on 14 January 2016, the Court of Milan has granted protection to Max Mara’s patent, covering the pockets of a pair of jeans


Drugs, competition, bioequivalence and therapeutic equivalence
  • Eunomia
  • Italy
  • April 14 2016

The Italian Supreme Administrative Court has just released an articulated judgment (n. 1306 of April 1, 2016) focused on the notion of "therapeutic


EMEA Healthcare Industry Group Newsletter - April 2016
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • Belgium, European Union, France, United Kingdom, Italy, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Sweden, Turkey
  • April 12 2016

Drug companies operating in Russia and other Eurasian Economic Union ("EAEU") countries are being advised to prepare for the new obligations and


La guerra del broccolo accende il conflitto
  • Eunomia
  • Italy
  • March 10 2016

Il Parlamento Europeo non ha digerito la decisione con la quale l’Ufficio Europeo dei Brevetti ha statuito la brevettabilità di taluni ortaggi aventi