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The Lenoir combustion engine

In 2019, the two-stroke engine is still being used in mopeds and lawnmowers. The technology for this engine came directly from the brain of the French inventor, Lenoir, over 150 years ago. Continue reading

New on Kluwer Patent Blog: Bayer Intellectual Property GmbH vs. Ceva Santé Animale SA, Nederland

Bayer was not granted an injunction in preliminary proceedings because the Court found that there was a serious chance that Bayer’s patent would be held invalid. Continue reading

Column – Successful ecosystem for innovation

On a working visit to High Tech Campus Eindhoven, a director of a brand-new campus in the Middle East once complained that his buildings all looked fantastic and the campus was even launched with a video by a Hollywood director. But nothing was happening there. It was only after a few visits to Eindhoven that he understood: it was about the vibe. Continue reading

New on Kluwer Patent Blog: Recordati Ireland Limited, EPO

A claim defining a compound as having a certain purity would lack novelty over a prior art disclosure describing the same compound only if the prior art disclosed the claimed purity at least implicitly. Continue reading

Artificial intelligence offers opportunities for patenting

Innovations based on artificial intelligence and machine learning by computers are becoming increasingly common. V.O. is undoubtedly also interested in these consequences for patents. Continue reading

New on Kluwer Patent Blog: R-Pharm International, LLC, EPO

A request for re-establishment should be filed within two months of the date of removal of non-compliance. Continue reading

New on Kluwer Blog: Sisvel International S.A. vs. Xiaomi Corporation, Nederland

Cases in which FRAND licences are discussed, and where if no licence is taken an injunction is requested, more closely resemble unpaid debt claims then IP-related cases and are thus less suitable for preliminary proceedings. Continue reading

Gerard and Anton Awards 2019

Every year, Brainport Eindhoven celebrates the Gerard and Anton Awards festival, named after the two illustrious Philips brothers. Here, prizes are awarded to the 10 most promising startups from Eindhoven that are noteworthy for their combination of applied innovative technology and entrepreneurship. Continue reading

New Meet the Expert location in Liège

Since April, our office has had a second Meet the Expert location in Belgium, namely in Liège, an economic hotspot in the country. The other Meet the Expert location is on the Corda Campus in Hasselt. Continue reading

New on Kluwer Patent Blog: Rogers Germany GmbH vs. KCC Corp., EPO

Proceedings for the preservation of evidence and the subsequent infringement proceedings are two separate proceedings and only the latter is relevant for starting an intervention in opposition proceedings according to Art. 105 EPC. Continue reading