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Will the enlarged Board of Appeal provide an antidote for “poisonous priority” in Europe?
  • FB Rice
  • European Union
  • September 3 2015

The EPO Board of Appeal decision T055713 has been published and with it, the questions being referred to the Enlarged Board of Appeal for guidance

Portugal ratifies the UPC Agreement. Plus the latest on the consultation on the proposed UPC fees and cost caps
  • Rouse
  • European Union, Portugal
  • September 1 2015

On 28 August 2015, Portugal officially ratified the Unified Patent Court Agreement. This makes Portugal the 8th country to ratify the Agreement

UPC Agreement ratified by Portugal
  • Potter Clarkson LLP
  • European Union, Portugal
  • September 1 2015

The reality of the Unified Patent Court moved a little nearer in August when Portugal became the eighth member state to ratify the UPC Agreement. The

The European Union’s highest court rules on standard-essential patents, injunctions and abuse of dominance
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • European Union
  • August 27 2015

The long-awaited ruling regarding the circumstances under which the owner of a standard-essential patent (SEP) encumbered by fair, reasonable and

Partial priority and dealing with "toxic divisionals" under the European patent convention - a new referral to the EPO Enlarged Board of Appeal: beyond G 298
  • Jones Day
  • European Union
  • August 27 2015

A new referral to the Enlarged Board of Appeal ("EBA") of the European Patent Office ("EPO") seeks clarification on the assessment of partial

Europe's highest court recently delivered a judgment imposing affirmative duties on SEP holders
  • White & Case LLP
  • European Union
  • August 25 2015

The EU Court of Justice sets out specific requirements with which an SEP holder needs to comply in order to be able to seek an injunction without

European court rules on standard-essential patents and competition law
  • William Fry
  • European Union
  • August 24 2015

The Court of Justice of the European Union recently ruled on the question of whether it is a breach of EU competition law rules to seek a injunction

Can US practitioners learn lessons from Europe post-Alice?
  • Marks & Clerk
  • European Union, USA
  • August 21 2015

The year since Alice v CLS has provided a challenging and shifting landscape for filers of business method and software patent applications in the

Between patent protection and abuse of dominance: highest EU court issues landmark decision on standard-essential patents
  • Debevoise & Plimpton LLP
  • European Union
  • August 19 2015

On July 16, 2015, the Court of Justice of the European Union ("ECJ") issued a judgment that for the first time clarifies at which point the

Unified Patent Court fees consultation ends
  • Eversheds LLP
  • European Union
  • August 17 2015

As reported by us here, the UPC Preparatory Committee has been running a consultation exercise on the proposed court fee structure for the UPC, and