​​EPO – Guidelines 2024 / consultation
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by Annette Hirschfeld
6d ago
The EPO recently published the updated Guidelines 2024, which enter into force on 1 March. Users are invited to comment on them by 2 April and are encouraged to take a small survey on the annual revision process included in the consultation. The Guidelines and more information on the consultation can be found here.   ..read more
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UPC – Dexcom v. Abbott Laboratories et al.
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by Annette Hirschfeld
1w ago
Dexcom, Inc. v. Abbott Laboratories, Abbott Diabetes Care inc, Abbott France, Abbott NV/SA, Abbott B.V, Abbott S.r.l, Abbott Scandinavia Aktiebolag, Abbott GmbH, Abbott Diagnostics GmbH, Abbott Logistics B.V, Court of First Instance – Paris (FR) Local Division, 30 January 2024, Case no. UPC_CFI_230/2023 Review by the panel pursuant to R. 333 RoP. Request to harmonise the maximum fine amount in case of a breach of confidentiality between parallel proceedings concerning the same protected confidential information. The request to review the Confidentiality order (point 6) of 19 November 2023 is d ..read more
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NL – Janssen Biotech v. Samsung Bioepis / Manufacturing Waiver
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by Annette Hirschfeld
2w ago
Janssen Biotech Inc. v. Samsung Bioepis NL B.V., PI Proceedings, District Court The Hague, The Netherlands, 23 January 2024, Case no. ECLI:NL:RBDHA:2024:701 PI proceedings, SPC. Explanation of Manufacturing Waiver Regulation (EU) No. 2019/933. Manufacturing of biosimilar for export to third countries. Samsung Bioepis successfully invokes the manufacturing waiver. Reference number of marketing authorisation in export country may be provided later (once it is publicly available). The Regulation does not require that no relevant patent rights are in force in the intended export countries and/or t ..read more
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ES – TEKNICS v. CIBERNETICA
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by Annette Hirschfeld
3w ago
Commercial Court no. 4 of Barcelona, TEKNICS v. CIBERNETICA, Judgment of 19 March 2023, ECLI:ES:JMB:2023:1261 The plaintiff, S. R. Teknics Project 2016, S. L. (hereinafter, TEKNICS) filed a complaint against CIBERNETICA PARA LA PANIFICACION, S.L. (hereinafter, CIBERNETICA) for the infringement of Spanish patent ES 2279737 protecting a “dough-kneading machine”. The entire contribution can be read here. The judgment (in Spanish) can be read here. The judgment in English follows. Headnote and summary: Luis Fernández-Nóvoa, HOYNG ROKH MONEGIER ..read more
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NL – SEaB Power v. The Waste Transformers Nederland et al.
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by Annette Hirschfeld
3w ago
SEaB Power Ltd. v. The Waste Transformers Nederland B.V. et al., Court of Appeal The Hague, The Netherlands, 12 December 2023, Case no. ECLI:NL:GHDHA:2023:2688 Joined cases related to the use of technology for portable Renewable Energy Microgeneration facilities (hereinafter: REM facilities) that allow biogas to be extracted from organic waste at the location where that waste is generated, which gas is used to generate heat and electricity. In summary proceedings, SEaB Power (hereinafter: SEaB) demands access to certain documents from The Waste Transformers (hereinafter: TWT) with which it wan ..read more
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CJEU – Mylan v. Gilead Sciences
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by Annette Hirschfeld
3w ago
Mylan AB v. Gilead Sciences Finland Oy, Gilead Biopharmaceutics Ireland UC, Gilead Sciences Inc, 11 January 2024, Case no. C‑473/22 Article 9(7) of Directive 2004/48/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 29 April 2004 on the enforcement of intellectual property rights must be interpreted as not precluding national legislation which provides for a mechanism for compensation for any injury caused by a provisional measure, within the meaning of that provision, based on a system of strict liability of the applicant for those measures, in the context of which the court is entitled to ..read more
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EPLAW – Save the Date: Annual General Assembly & Congress 2024
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by Annette Hirschfeld
1M ago
The next Annual EPLAW General Assembly & Congress will take place on 29 November 2024 ..read more
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UPC – 100th decision published
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by Annette Hirschfeld
1M ago
Past EPLAW President and Honorary Member Pierre Véron announced the publication of the 100th decision of the UPC Mr. Véron writes: “The Unified Patent Court has published yesterday its 100th decision (handed down on 10 January 2024 by the Court of Appeal, it relates to the intervention of third parties in a case about access to the parties’ written pleadings). It can be found, with all the decisions made publicly available by the UPC, on this page www.veron.com/upc-caselaw. The majority (58/100) are in German language, but this page provides a machine translation in English for all of them. Le ..read more
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EPLAW – Save the date: Young EPLAW 2024
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by Annette Hirschfeld
1M ago
The Young EPLAW Congress will take place in Brussels on 29 April 2024 with the usual live format (approximate time frame is from 9 am to 4 pm). There will also be a mock trial and an informal evening reception held on 28 April The Young EPLAW Congress is for lawyer associates of current EPLAW members, who are on track to become members of EPLAW in the future. The Board kindly asks EPLAW members to inform their young associates about this event and to ask them to save the date. As in the past, the registration link will be sent in a few weeks to current EPLAW members, who will be asked to forwa ..read more
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UPC – Netgear v. Huawei Technologies
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by Annette Hirschfeld
1M ago
Netgear Inc., Netgear Germany GmbH, Netgear International Limited v. Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd, Order of the Court of Appeal of the Unified Patent Court, Luxembourg, 11 January 2024, Case No. UPC_CoA_486/2023 HEADNOTES: Admissibility of a request for discretionary review of an order by the judge rapporteur whereby he refused an applicant pursuant to rule 333.1 RoP to have his decision pursuant to Rule 20.2 RoP reviewed by the panel The Order can be read here ..read more
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