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Italy nominates Milan as third head office of UPC instead of London

October 19 2020 At a recent Unified Patent Court (UPC) Preparatory Committee meeting on the effects of the United Kingdom's withdrawal of its ratification of the…

Claims, infringement and the doctrine of equivalents - a case law perspective

October 8 2018 The doctrine of equivalents, which forms the basis of the patent system and is codified in the original version of the Protocol on the Interpretation…

Supreme Court of Cassation reverses patent limitation decision

September 9 2019 The Supreme Court of Cassation recently reversed a Milan Court of Appeal ruling on patent limitation. The Supreme Court of Cassation found that…

Damages and legal costs in IP matters: recent case law trends

October 17 2016 Following the implementation of the EU IP Rights Enforcement Directive (2004/48/EC) in 2006, Italian law has provided a general rule for the…

Artistic value and copyright protection for industrial designs

October 28 2019 Industrial property lawyers in Italy have been given cause for reflection following a recent European Court of Justice decision which was expected to…

Tackling COVID-19 with patented vaccines

March 15 2021 Vaccines to tackle the COVID-19 pandemic have arrived much earlier and in more varieties than expected. This achievement is due to research and…

Italy nominates Milan as third head office of UPC instead of London

October 19 2020 At a recent Unified Patent Court (UPC) Preparatory Committee meeting on the effects of the United Kingdom's withdrawal of its ratification of the…

IP rights, market ecology and sustainability: strategic directions post-COVID-19

July 13 2020 From every angle, intellectual property is one of the great engines of the contemporary world, which not only fosters (and must continue to Foster in…

Effective IP rights management to successfully overcome post-crisis challenges

June 15 2020 Economic success following the COVID-19 crisis will arguably depend on four considerations: globalisation, human rights and freedoms, flexible working…

Patent infringement to deal with COVID-19 emergency: possible exemptions

April 27 2020 In a province badly affected by COVID-19, valves for respirators used in hospitals in emergency COVID-19 therapy have been replicated locally with a…