I am just thinking out loud here, and it may well be that I am overlooking something or should have slept it over once more.
Case No. O2019_001 | Hearing of 16 September 2020
As mentioned earlier on this Blog here, Werner & Mertz (well known e.g.
Case No. O2019_004 | Hearing of 30 June 2020
We first reported here that a blockchain infringement case might be pending at the FPC with some involvement of MLL.
Case No. S2020_001 | Decision of 25 August 2020 | ‘Enforcement request’
We have reported about this matter on this Blog already here and here.
VESPA’s annual evening seminar about case-law of the FPC had been postponed in March, due to the Covid-19 pandemic. It finally takes place today, with a limited number of attendees on premise, and a Zoom live stream in parallel.
Case No. O2018_004 | Hearing of 3 September 2020
Some background of the subject-matter at stake can be found on this Blog here.
Case No. 4A_583/2019 (Supreme Court) | Decision of 19 August 2020 on appeal against O2016_012 (FPC) | Decision of 28 October 2019 | ‘Einschlagbarer Hüftgelenkprothesengrundkörper’
I have reported about the first instance decision in this matter on this Blog here.
It’s news from yesteryear, but still worth mentioning. By accident, I came across 3M’s press release of 11 November 2019, indicating that 3M and sia Abrasives Industries have settled various patent disputes, i.e.
Case No. 4A_77/2020 (Supreme Court) | Decision of 17 June 2020 » on appeal against O2019_008 (FPC) | Decision of 17 December 2019 » | ‘Flow sensor II’
This is the second time that the Supreme Court had to deal with the ‘flow sensor’ litigation between Hamilton Medical and imtmedical.
Case No. 4A_609/2019 (Supreme Court) | Decision of 16 July 2020 » on appeal against O2017_009 (FPC) | Decision of 1 November 2019 »
In first instance proceedings, the FPC held that some of imtmedical’s Bellavista ventilation machines with the ‘Animated Lung‘ feature infringe on Hamilton Medical’s EP 1 984 805 B1 »; see EPO Register and Swissreg for further bibliographic information.
As reported by Christopher GILB in the Luzerner Zeitung today, there is some litigation going on at the FPC about entitlement to a European patent pertaining to a washing agent that is free from palm oil.
Case No. 4A_180/2020 (Supreme Court) | Decision of 6 July 2020
Oral proceedings by video-conferencing are currently en vogue, e.g. in the U.K.