Category Archives: Patents & Inventions

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 […]

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 […]