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Prior art effect of private e-mails and publicly accessible website

The Board of Appeal of the European Patent Office has ruled on the prior art effect of electronic communication in a pair of test cases. These test cases (T2/09 and T1553/06) were initiated by Philips Electronics and DSM under the aegis of the Dutch organization of entrepreneurs.

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Essentially biological products

The district court in summary proceedings rejected Taste of Nature’s bid to ban infringement of their European Raphanus patent.

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