Category Archives: Patents & Inventions

Know-how protection and former employees

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With judgment no. 16975 of 02/11/2020, the Court of Cassation clarified the boundaries of the protection granted to particular categories of business information. The Case The case examined by the Court concerned four former employees of a company active in the design and marketing of mechanical equipment which, after resigning, had produced a technologically sophisticated […]

Mediation for IP disputes: a new agreement between Milan Chamber of Arbitration and WIPO

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While waiting for the official decision on the next head office of the Unified Patent Court, for which Milan has been nominated (more on this in this article), Milan Chamber of Arbitration (CAM) has recently established a collaboration agreement with the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) Arbitration and Mediation Center, to support mediation for the […]

Right to access documents containing a company know-how for legal defense

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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 documents of a tendering procedure. The appellant asked to look at records that […]

Pay for delay settlements and competition: CJEU guidelines

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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 […]