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Trade-secret protections are getting stronger – and other IP trends chemical companies need to know Chemicals: Horizons

Trade secrets are fast becoming a crucial IP asset, and that’s good news for chemical companies – whose competitive advantage regularly comes not only from patented materials or ...

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German Federal Court of Justice decides first FRAND case post Huawei vs ZTE -"Sisvel vs Haier"

The Federal Court of Justice revoked the decision of the Dusseldorf appeals court which originally had allowed Haier's FRAND defence. The written grounds of the decision have not been...

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German Federal Constitutional Court declares Act of Approval to the UPCA to be null and void

On Friday, 20 March 2020, the Federal Constitutional Court (FCC) published its decision on the Constitutional Complaint filed against the national German Act of Approval to the ...

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Unified Patent Court update: German Federal Constitutional Court ruling

Today, on 20 March 2020, the Federal Constitutional Court in its decision on the Unified Patent Court ruled on the constitutional complaint against the law approving the agreement of 19...

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Unified Patent Protection in Europe: A Commentary

As the new Unified Patent Court (UPC) prepares to open its doors, global law firm Hogan Lovells has supported the publication of a detailed book, guiding practitioners on the new Unified...

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Hungarian court rules that UPCA cannot be ratified

29 June 2018, the Hungarian Constitutional Court published its decision relating to the ratification of the UPC Agreement ("UPCA").

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Draft UPC laws continue progress through German parliament

Today, the European Patent Package passed another milestone towards coming into effect.

Insights

What is the structure of the Unified Patent Court?
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The new Unified Patent Court will have exclusive competence to decide, inter alia, on the infringement and validity of EP's and Unitary Patents. We look at how the draft Agreement on a...

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Property in unitary patents
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This insight takes a look into the law that applies to questions of property in unitary patents and which courts can hear disputes.

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