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  1. Legal news
    31 August 2021
    Compulsory licensing for medicinal products and medical devices in the case of a national health emergency introduced in Italy

    The Italian IP Code has recently been amended to impose a compulsory licensing for patents related to certain medicinal products or medical devices in the event a national health emergency is declared.

  2. Legal news
    22 March 2021
    “Patent linkage” in Italy: only patents/SPCs on the active ingredient per se are relevant for the purpose of reimbursement of generic medicinal products

    By resolution dated February 10, 2021 the Italian Medicines Agency (AIFA) clarified the criteria for generic medicinal products to be inserted in the Substitution List (“Lista di Trasparenza”).

  3. Legal news
    13 December 2017
    Italian Court in contrast with United Kingdom Supreme Court in pemetrexed battle

    This is another decision in the long-running series of patent cases regarding the anti-cancer drug pemetrexed (Alimta®).

  4. Legal news
    22 June 2021
    Unfair trading practices in business-to-business relationships in the agricultural and food supply chain - Towards the implementation in Italy of Directive (EU) 2019/633

    After a long legislative process, on 8 May 2021 the Italian 2019-2020 European delegation law (Law No. 53 of 22 April 2021 - Delegation to the Government for the transposition of European directives and the ...