Category Archives: Patents & Inventions

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]