Publications

When employment contracts are silent: remuneration for employees' inventive activities

When employment contracts are silent: remuneration for employees' inventive activities

7/12/2016 - Luca Cristinelli - IAM Weekly 
The Court of Cassation (Italy's highest court) recently issued a decision concerning whether a scientific director who contributed to an invention but whose employment contract did not specifically address remuneration for such activities was entitled to the payment of a fair premium.

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Thursday, February 02, 2017/Categories: Publications
The double identity of OSCAR: a trade-mark and a common term

The double identity of OSCAR: a trade-mark and a common term

9/11/2016 - Gianpiero Coccia - IAM Weekly 
The Supreme Court recently held that the trademark OSCAR was valid with respect to the film industry and thus gave its owner, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS), exclusive rights in its use. However, the court also held that the trademark had become a common name in relation to other services.

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Thursday, February 02, 2017/Categories: Publications
Court of Cassation clarifies management of simultaneous validity and infringement proceedings

Court of Cassation clarifies management of simultaneous validity and infringement proceedings

12/10/2016 - Agatino Savoca - IAM Weekly 
A recent Court of Cassation decision has affirmed the principle that when separate infringement and invalidity proceedings are pending simultaneously, the court managing the infringement action should stay those proceedings until the validity action is concluded.

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Thursday, February 02, 2017/Categories: Publications
Claimed ranges and patent infringement under the doctrine of equivalents

Claimed ranges and patent infringement under the doctrine of equivalents

10/8/2016 - Alessandro Pero - IAM Weekly 
In the recently published decision of Geratherm Medical AG v Gima SPA (Decision 12657/2015) the Court of Milan ruled that patent pro-tection for a numerical range of values cannot be extended under the doctrine of equivalents to cover a numerical value that falls even slightly outside that range.

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Friday, October 14, 2016/Categories: Publications
Court of Cassation rules on patent infringement by equivalence

Court of Cassation rules on patent infringement by equivalence

8/6/2016 - Davide Rondano - IAM Weekly 
A recent Court of Cassation decision has affirmed the principle that a variant of a patented invention that is not original over the patent (i.e., does not exceed the technical skills of the skilled person) falls within the scope of the patent.

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Tuesday, June 21, 2016/Categories: Publications
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