October

  • , Awa news

    AWA Litigation secures important win for client Hexatronic in high-stake patent infringement case

    On 20 October 2017, the Swedish Patent and Market Court issued a judgment in a patent dispute between Emtelle UK Ltd. and Awapatent’s client Hexatronic Cables & Interconnect Systems AB, a Hexatronic Group subsidiary. In spring 2015, Hexatronic was sued by Emtelle Ltd. regarding an alleged infringement…

  • , General news

    New rules for EU trademark applications

    As of 1 October 2017, one of the changes is that the graphical representation requirement for submitting an EU trademark application has been abolished. Signs can now be represented in other forms as long as “the representation is clear, precise, self-contained, easily accessible, intelligible…

  • , General news

    EPO/EAPO Fast-track patent examination in place

    As a result of the entry into force of the joint Patent Prosecution Highwaty (PPH), applicants for patent protection at the EPO and EAPO (Euroasian Patent Office) can now enjoy fast-track patent examination at both offices. In addition, the PPH allows participating patent offices to share and re-use…

  • , General news

    New EPO president next summer

    The Portuguese António Campinos has been elected to succeed Benoît Battistelli as President of the European Patent Office (EPO). His five-year term will start on 1 July 2018. Read more

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    Following Seattle Genetics, Swedish Appeal Court opens for re-examination of SPC term; overturning lower court

    On 4 October 2017, the Swedish Patent and Market Appeal Court handed down eight decisions in appeal cases regarding re-examination of SPC term decisions. The background relates to the famous Seattle Genetics case (C-471/14) in which the CJEU gave a preliminary ruling on the interpretation of Article…