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German Federal Court Of Justice Denies Compulsory License On Anti-Cholesterol Drug Patent
On 4 June 2019, the German Federal Court of Justice upheld a ruling by the German Federal Patent Court in which the latter court denied an application for a compulsory license under a patent related
28 Jun 2019
No Supplementary Protection Certificate For Medical Devices … At Least For Now
On 25 October 2018, the European Court of Justice ("ECJ") ruled on the Boston Scientific case (Case C-527/17)
European Union
20 Nov 2018
German Federal Patent Court Denies Compulsory License On Anti-Cholesterol Drug Patent
On 6 September 2018, the German Federal Patent Court denied an application for a (preliminary) compulsory license ...
4 Oct 2018
Unified Patent Court Agreement Ratified By The UK
The UK ratified the Unified Patent Court Agreement ("UPCA") on 26 April 2018.
European Union
17 May 2018
BREXIT – Commission Consistent With IP Industry Demands
In preparation of Brexit, the European Commission published its Draft Withdrawal Agreement on 28 February 2018, which sets out the arrangements for the withdrawal of the UK and Northern Ireland from the EU.
European Union
13 Mar 2018
German Federal Patent Court Determines License Fee For A Compulsory License Under HIV Drug Patent
On 21 November 2017, the German Federal Patent Court decided about a license fee for the HIV-Drug Isentress for which it has granted a compulsory license in 2016.
19 Dec 2017
UPC: German Ratification Postponed Due To A Request By The German Federal Constitutional Court
The president's signing is the last step required for a law to come into force after it has already passed both legislative chambers in Germany.
21 Jun 2017
German Parliament Approves Ratification of the UPC Agreement
The future of the European Unified Patent Court (UPC) appears to look a bit clearer following recent ratification activities. On 16 January 2017, the Preparatory Committee for the UPC announced on its website that it is working under the assumption that the UPC can become operational in December 2017.
22 Mar 2017
UK Government Signals Preparations To Ratify The UPC Agreement Despite Brexit
At present, patent protection in Europe can either be obtained through national patents, issued by the respective national offices, or European patents, granted by the European Patent Office.
5 Dec 2016
German Federal Patent Court Grants Compulsory License On HIV Drug Patent
On 31 August 2016, the German Federal Patent Court issued a compulsory license under a patent that protects an HIV drug to affiliates of Merck & Co. (case number 3 LiQ 1/16).
15 Nov 2016
German Federal Court of Justice Rules on Patent Infringement Under the Doctrine of Equivalents
On 14 June 2016, the German Federal Court of Justice (X ZR 29/15 "Pemetrexed") confirmed prior decisions in which it held that patent infringement under the doctrine of equivalents can, in principle, not be assumed, ..
30 Aug 2016
US Court Of Appeals For The Federal Circuit: Outsource Manufacturing Is No Ground For Invalidity Under The On-Sale Bar
On 11 July 2016, the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit issued an unanimous en banc ruling in the The Medicines Company v. Hospira Inc. case that the mere sale of manufacturing services by a contract manufacturer to an inventor to create embodiments of a patented product for the inventor is no ground for invalidity under the on-sale bar.
21 Jul 2016
Amazon Wants To Patent "Pay by Selfie" Technology
On 19 October 2015, Amazon filed a patent application for a process that would allow its customers to authenticate purchases with a selfie-photograph rather than a password.
1 Apr 2016
The Ratification Of The Unified Patent Court Agreement In Germany
On 16 February 2016, the German Federal Ministry of Justice and Consumer Protection published the first draft of legislation that will make it possible for Germany to ratify the UPC Agreement.
31 Mar 2016
Monsanto Patent On Virus-Resistant Melon Revoked
On 20 January 2016, following oral opposition proceedings, the European Patent Office (EPO) has apparently revoked a European patent held by Monsanto on certain virus-resistant melon plants.
European Union
2 Feb 2016
Amendments to China's Patent Law – A Step in the Right Direction
While the Chinese market has immense potential for US companies, skepticism over China's ability to protect and enforce intellectual property rights can be a significant deterrent.
3 Nov 2015
Court of Justice of the European Union Provides Restrictions for Asserting Standard Essential Patents in Europe
The exclusive rights conferred by a patent may be subject to limitations based on competition law.
20 Aug 2015
Patent Claims Must Be Reviewed Independently by Infringement and Nullity Courts According to the German Federal Court of Justice
In Germany, questions of patent infringement and validity are (somewhat controversially) tried separately in different courts. While the Federal Patent Court has exclusive jurisdiction over actions for nullity (section 81(4) of the Patent Act) ...
20 Aug 2015
Standardessentielle Patente, FRAND Und Patent-Pools In Der Automobilindustrie
Im Rahmen der Webinarreihe der Automotive-Gruppe von Mayer Brown hat Ulrich Worm einen Einblick gegeben in das Thema „Standardessentielle Patente, FRAND und Patent-Pools: Terra Incognita für die Automobilindustrie?"
26 Jun 2015
New Rules For Licence And Other Technology Transfer Agreements In The EU
The European Commission has just published the definitive text of the new rules on the interface between technology transfer agreements and antitrust law.
European Union
7 Apr 2014
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