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The parallel import of patented drugs from “new” EU Member States: the ECJ explains the Specific Mechanism

(An Italian version is also published on Diritto 24 – Il Sole 24 Ore)

The European Court of Justice (“ECJ”) recently clarified the function of the “Specific Mechanism” regulating the parallel import of patented drugs within the EU, which provides an exemption to the principles of free movement of goods […]

By |20 02 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments|

The submission of new evidence to the Court’s expert witness, voluntary patent limitation and the revocation of interim measures

Some of the most debated issues in Italian patent litigation intersect in a recent order of the Enterprise Matters Section of the Court of Milan (Ord. December 2, 2014, docket no. 20896/2011, Judge Giani), including that of the submission of new evidence to expert witnesses and that of the […]

By |10 12 2014|Uncategorized|0 Comments|

Patent infringement and product families: the scope of claims, reach of injunction and extent of damages according to the IP Court of Milan

By |30 06 2014|Uncategorized|0 Comments|

The suspension of validity and infringement proceedings pending appeal against the grant of a patent: a recent decision of the Court of Milan

On 19 June the Business Chamber of the Court of Milan issued a ruling on patents focusing on the suspension of validity and infringement proceedings pending appeal against the grant of a patent.

The proceedings dealt with a granted European patent, which had also been maintained after opposition proceedings. The […]

By |24 06 2014|Uncategorized|0 Comments|

Patent limitation in validity proceedings before Italian courts: an important ruling of the Milan IP Court

By |22 06 2014|Uncategorized|0 Comments|

Rights on independent contractors’ inventions according to the IP Court of Milan

By |12 06 2014|Uncategorized|0 Comments|

Motion for an Interim Declaratory Judgment by the Alleged Patent Infringer: a Textbook Case (IP Court of Milan Order of 17/02/2014, Docket No. 89649/2013)

By |16 04 2014|Uncategorized|0 Comments|

European Patents and the Italian Torpedo: the IP Court of Milan Departs from the Court of Cassation?

By |16 04 2014|Uncategorized|0 Comments|

The Ex Parte Description in Italian IP Courts: an Atypical Measure

By |23 01 2014|Uncategorized|0 Comments|

European Commission fines Lundbeck for delaying market entry of generic medicines

Last 19 June, the European Commission (“EC”) imposed a fine of € 93,8 million on Danish pharmaceutical company Lundbeck, further than fines totalling € 52,2 million on several producers of generic medicines. The fines were imposed because Lundbeck had agreed with each of these companies to delay the market […]

By |24 06 2013|Uncategorized|0 Comments|

“Late Reaction” and Irreparable Harm in Italian IP Interlocutory Proceedings

By |07 05 2013|Uncategorized|0 Comments|