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ISPs defeat BREIN (entertainment industry vehicle): Court of Appeal overturns website blocking order

Netherlands - January 28 2014 Today, the Court of Appeal of The Hague, the Netherlands, rendered an important judgment on the obligations of internet service providers ("ISPs")...

Emma de Groot.

EU proposal for effective harmonised protection of trade secrets

European Union - December 4 2013 On 28 November 2013, the European Commission released a "Proposal for a Directive on the protection of undisclosed know-how and business information...

Anne Marie Verschuur, Philippe Péters, Florence Verhoestraete, Vincent Wellens.

Court of Appeal of the Hague: one SPC per patent

Netherlands - October 3 2013 Court of Appeal of The Hague, 27 August 2013, case number 200.115.75701 (Teva v Sanofi) On 27 August 2013, the Court of Appeal of The Hague rendered...

Paul van Dongen, Florence Verhoestraete.

EPO guidance on software patents: the interaction test and other popular fallacies

European Union - September 26 2013 In the continuing search for clarification of the patentability and inventive step criteria for computer implemented inventions, a Technical Board of...

The European software patent controversy: Court of Appeal sides with the European Patent Office

Netherlands, European Union - June 28 2013 The RoviGemstar companies are engaged in a pan-European effort to enforce a patent portfolio relating to electronic television programming guides. In...

Paul van Dongen, Florence Verhoestraete.