Around the IP Blogs!

There is a strong Patent flavour to this week’s Around the IP Blogs, including a number of cases from America.

EPLaw reviews a number of cases that have taken place across Europe recently. First up is a summary of Phillips appeal regarding Philips’ Standard Essential European Patent EP 1 623 511 for a ‘Communication System’. This is followed by a look at the decision of the Barcelona Commercial Court No. 5 in relation to the requirements needed for the granting of precautionary measures in the context of trade fairs.

This Kat is exploring the offerings of a (food) trade fair
Kluwer Patent Blog takes a look at the speed of proceedings in Germany, in particular nullity actions in the post Germany: Why Does So Much Take So Long?.

Patently-O have a number of posts regarding recent developments in US law. This starts with a summary of the mass consolidated suits of Thermolife Int’l LLC  v. GNC Corp.. Next up is a review of how the loss of the Pre-AIA § 102(f) (“A person shall be entitled to a patent unless (f) he did not himself invent the subject matter sought to be patented.”) affects obviousness. There is also a look at the Federal Circuit’s decision in Amgen Inc. v. Sandoz Inc. where the Doctrine of Equivalents was found to only apply in exceptional cases. Finally, there is a review of the recent Supreme Court eligibility challenge in Prism Technologies LLC, v.  Sprint Spectrum L.P..

There are a number of posts on the Kluwer Trademark Blog this week with an international outlook. Firstly, there is a review of the Civil Court of Santiago’s ruling in the favour of Catalina Abbot, a famous Chilean artist. This is followed by a look at the Polish Constitutional Tribunal’s judgement that a claim for information in trademark disputes is not constitutional. Finally, they provide a summary of the recent decision of the Calcutta High Court regarding the use of the word “Darjeeling”.

IPDraughts provides a summary of the recent conference on The Contents of Commercial Contracts: Terms Affecting Freedoms arranged by the UCL Faculty of Laws, in particular the general move towards stricter enforcement of contract terms. This is followed by a post on the unwritten rules of legal practice, and whether they can be ignored.

Around the IP Blogs! Around the IP Blogs! Reviewed by Jonathan Pratt on Wednesday, May 15, 2019 Rating: 5

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