Category Archives: Patents & Inventions

Right to access documents containing corporate know-how for legal defense

corporate know-how

The Italian Administrative Court, with judgement n. 2150 of March the 27th 2020, ruled on the appeal brought by a company against the ruling of Emilia Romagna’s Regional Administrative Court that dismissed its appeal against the action denying its right to access records of a tendering procedure. The appellant asked to look at records that […]

Pay for delay settlements and competition: CJEU guidelines

cjeu pay for delay

The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) by judgment of January 30th, 2020 (case C-307/18), ruled on the matter of settlement agreements of disputes between manufacturers of originator medicines, who are patents holders, and manufacturers of generic medicines, giving assessment criteria on the agreements and their anti-competitive reach. The judgment offers important clarifications […]

The invalidity of the patent and the amount paid as royalties during a licensing contract

During a licensing contract, the licensee is the person obtaining the licence in exchange for the payment of a compensation. The compensation for a licence could be a sum of money or a rent (known as royalties) which amount is connected to the percentage of some variables such as the quantity of items sold by […]

European unitary patent: the national legislation is adapted

Legislative Decree No. 18 of 19th February 2019 was published in the Official Journal on last 12th March. It will be in effect from 27th March and it will implement the delegation for the adaptation of national legislation to the provisions of Regulation (EU) No. 1257/2012 on the creation of unitary patent protection (the so-called […]