Region: Europe

Nokia wins German SEP injunction in major victory against Oppo

The order is the second recent victory for the Finnish company in its global licensing dispute with the Chinese handset maker

06 July 2022

The EU SPC manufacturing waiver transitional period comes to an end

Life sciences companies in Europe are now operating under a regime in which many more patent extension rights are affected by exemptions

05 July 2022

Ireland commits to UPC referendum – here’s everything you need to know

Local IP professionals are hoping for a vote in early 2023 but may have to wait longer, while outcome is also uncertain

01 July 2022

The keys to QML patent success

Co-published - A guide to drafting applications that meet EPO eligibility requirements

30 June 2022

UK plans to diverge from EU on AI-related IP exemption

Moves announced after consultation will affect copyright and database rights, but leave status quo in place for inventorship

29 June 2022

Dutch courts will still award cross-border injunctions to patent holders despite Boston Scientific setback

The refusal of a judge in Amsterdam to grant the US company relief covering Ireland, France and Germany does not indicate major change to the regime

28 June 2022

Nokia wins German injunction in first decision of Oppo patent war

Decision by Mannheim court is an important win for the Finnish company but may not prove decisive in the pair’s global licensing dispute

22 June 2022

Ericsson goes on patent attack against Apple in the UK

Action launched at the start of June in the High Court, though it is not yet known whether SEPs are involved

21 June 2022

EPO study shows no grace period has low impact, but US entities most affected

Findings indicate that reform to the current regime are unlikely, although European universities may see benefits if changes were made

21 June 2022

French appeal court SPC decision is good news for biologics innovators

Following a string of adverse rulings against inventors, Paris Court of Appeal overturns patent office rejection of supplementary protection certificate on Article 3(a) grounds

20 June 2022

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