Patent Trolls: one more time

On Friday December 8, 2006 a conference will be held in London (Crowne Plaza Hotel), organised by IBC UK Conferences, Informa UK Ltd. “Patent trolls: a pejorative or deserved epithet? Examining the phenomenon from both sides”. Speakers are: Ken Adamo,…

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ECJ SPC Judgement in Re: MIT

Last Friday, May 5, 2006, the ECJ gave its judgement in Massachusetts Institute of Technology (C-431/04) concerning SPC (supplementary protection certificates) and the meaning of “combination of active ingredients” in article 1(b) of EU Regulation 1768 The ECJ did not…

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The Spider is Dead, Long Live the EPLA

European and US IP practitioners have eagerly awaited the Advocate General’s opinion in the Roche-Primus case. Today the AG, Philippe Léger, published his opinion in this important case (not yet available in English). The case was referred by the Netherlands…

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