Region: France

Trade secret awareness growing in France but case law lacking

It has been over five years since the country transposed the EU Trade Secrets Directive but limited access to court decisions and no damages outcomes means guidance is scarce for IP owners

13 February 2024

French ruling on ring-fencing trade secrets during patent inspections key for IP owners

Last year, the French Supreme Court redefined the framework for protecting confidential information when infringement seizure orders are applied, adding to the nascent case law in the space

06 February 2024

Key Moderna mRNA patent invalidated by EPO

The revocation has major implications for the covid-19 vaccine patent wars

21 November 2023

Bristol-Myers fighting intense battle to keep Eliquis generics off European markets

What you need to know about one of 2023's most important patent wars

14 November 2023

Orange, Sisvel SEP assertion wins above-FRAND rate for HTC's unwillingness

The jury verdict sends a message about consequences that unwilling licensees may face in US courts

31 October 2023

Unitary Patents increasingly popular with Asian innovators

But European firms still dominate as the number of UPs requested passes the 8,000-mark

04 September 2023

UPC case data reveals dominance of German IP professionals and firms

IAM breaks down which firms and lawyers/attorneys have been chosen to represent clients at the Unified Patent Court

21 August 2023

Nokia wins UK willingness decision, while Oppo terminates French distribution

Chinese handset maker to concede to UK-set FRAND rate or be injuncted in the country

26 July 2023

IAM is Paris-bound for biggest IPBC Europe ever

Saturday Opinion: IAM editor Rachel Mountain reflects on what is coming up next week in the City of Lights

25 March 2023

Immersion sets sights on Xiaomi royalties, suing in Europe and India

The NPE seeks to grow income as use of haptics technology picks up

13 March 2023

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