German Parliament passes bill to modernise German patent law including providing an exception from the automatic grant of injunction against infringement

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German Parliament passes bill to modernise German patent law including providing an exception from the automatic grant of injunction against infringement, reports Jonas Smeets

17 June 2021

Judicial specialism in the Spanish patents courts

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In light of the growth of patent litigation and the need for judges with technical expertise, Spain assigned exclusive jurisdiction over patent cases to certain commercial courts ("specialized courts"). However, despite criticism of such conduct from the ...

06 May 2021

Italian Supreme Court provides guidance on equitable compensation for damages under Intellectual Property Code

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Federico Manstretta reports on the recent Italian Supreme Court’s judgment Cappellotto S.p.A. vs. Farid Industrie S.p.A., which provided guidance on equitable compensation for damages in cases of intellectual property rights violations. This decision is an ...

19 April 2021

When is someone "authorised" to use a patented invention for the services of the Crown and therefore immune from patent infringement?

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Katharine Stephens considers the Court of Appeal's decision in IPCom GmbH & Co KG v Vodafone Group plc & others (19 February 2021). The court overturned the decision at first instance and held that Vodafone did not have a defence of Crown use in relation to ...

22 February 2021

Indirect infringement in Spanish courts: a trend reversal and some teachings concerning infringement of second use medical claims

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The specialised Section No. 15 of the Appeal Court of Barcelona has recently clarified what indirect infringement means by its judgment of 13 November 2020 (rapporteur Justice Rodríguez Vega, No. 2410/2020, Ortho.pras kits).

22 January 2021