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Standard-Essential Patents and Pooling - March 2016 - April 2016 Developments
  • Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP
  • Canada, European Union, India, United Kingdom, USA
  • April 29 2016

April 13, 2016: Microsoft alleged unlawful monopolization under Section 2 of the Sherman Act in relation to InterDigital's licensing of patents


Paying Royalties for Technology that Competitors Can Use for Free - AG Wathelet’s Genentech Opinion
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • European Union
  • April 28 2016

The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) recently issued its opinion on a question referred to it by the Paris Court of Appeal regarding the


EPO Practice - Article 112a EPC - The Final Say at the EPO
  • Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP
  • European Union
  • April 28 2016

Back to Main EPO Practice Article 112a EPC - The Final Say at the EPO It has been a long day in Munich. You have reached the end of the Oral


The Unified Patent Court and the Unitary Patent: Latest news - 28 April 2016
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • April 28 2016

There need to be 4 more formal ratifications of the UPC Agreement (UPCA), including the UK and Germany, for the UPC regime to come into effect


Supplementary protection certificates in Europe for medical device technologies remain unobtainable
  • Barker Brettell LLP
  • European Union, Germany, United Kingdom
  • April 26 2016

Following a recent German Federal Patent Court (BPatG) decision (1) on 8 December 2015, together with a previous UK decision (3), it is increasingly


China's Filings of European Patent Applications in 2015 increases 22.2
  • DEQI Intellectual Property Law Corporation
  • China, European Union
  • April 22 2016

The 2015 annual report of the European Patent Office (EPO) showed that the EPO totally received 279,000 patent applications in 2015, a slight


Update on EU Unitary Patent and Unified Patent Court Developments - April 22, 2016
  • Fish & Richardson PC
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • April 22 2016

The UK vote on whether to leave the EU (Brexit) on June 23rd is probably the key to whether the Unified Patent Court (UPC) opens and the Unitary


The Impact of the European Unified Patent Court on Filing Strategies
  • Ropes & Gray LLP
  • European Union, France, Germany, United Kingdom
  • April 22 2016

Europe is on the verge of implementing its new Patent System (expected May 2017) with a Unitary Patent and Unified Patent Court (UPC), under which


Putting ‘Broccoli’ into practice
  • Marks & Clerk
  • European Union
  • April 18 2016

In T 91510, the Examining Division considered the following claim: "A method for producing a soybean plant tolerant to glyphosate herbicide


Can an apparent failed synthesis still be an enabling disclosure?
  • Marks & Clerk
  • European Union
  • April 18 2016

In decision T 071912, an EPO Board of Appeal was asked to consider whether or not the disclosure of a compound by name, together with an apparent