Category Archives: Patents & Inventions

Further Tutor judgment: no evidence regarding software ownership

The Tutor saga progresses. As many will remember, in April 2018, the Court of Appeal of Rome ruled on the patent of the SICVe system, that is, the information system for speed control (the so-called Tutor). The Court previously ascertained the validity of the patent on this system registered by C.R.A.F.T. S.r.l., a small Tuscan […]

The patent rights coming from contracts for the supply of intellectual services

There is a new pronouncement (ordinance no. 15708 of June 14,2018 of the Court of Cassation)on patent rights coming from contracts for the supply of intellectual services and in particular on its qualification in light of Art. 64 I.P.C. (Industrial Property Code). In the past (see our article of August 27, 2014) we already faced […]

The seats of the Unified Patent Court: a specialized central section in Milan?

The Unified Patent Court (UPC) should shortly enter into force: but is it really all settled concerning its seats? As known, the UPC is governed by the Agreement establishing the European Unified Patent Court (1635/2012) which has been ratified in Italy by law no. 214 of November 3, 2016. Law 201/2017 of December 4, 2017 […]

What does the guideline (EU) 2016/943 on know-how provide?

As described in the last articles, the guideline (EU) 2016/943 8 June 2016 of the European Parliament and Council – which must be acknowledged by the Member States within next 9 June – has provided for a common framework on the protection of know-how and confidential trade information (trade secrets). The guideline is further described […]