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ILO ruling “vote of no confidence” for Battistelli, says CSC
07 December 2017 | Munich | Reporter: Barney Dixon
In an open letter to the EPO’s heads of delegations, the CSC said that it interpreted the ILO’s decision as a “massive vote of no confidence in the president of the EPO"
EPO president’s impartiality questioned at ILO
06 December 2017 | Geneva | Reporter: Barney Dixon
The International Labour Organisation has questioned the impartiality of EPO president Benoît Battistelli, in two tribunal decisions concerning an EPO employee, and found that there was a conflict of interest on the part of the president
EPSU calls for halt to EPO fixed-term contracts
30 November 2017 | Munich | Reporter: Barney Dixon
The European Public Service Union has penned a letter to the European Patent Office’s Administrative Council chairman, Christopher Ernst, asking the council to reject new renewable five-year fixed-term contracts
EU Commission unveils SEP plans
29 November 2017 | Brussels | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Illumina takes victory at UK High Court
23 November 2017 | London | Reporter: Barney Dixon
SUEPO concerned over EPO 'product' targets
22 November 2017 | Munich | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Mewburn Ellis opens Munich office
16 November 2017 | Munich | Reporter: Barney Dixon
EPO faces backlash over scrapping of permanent employment contracts
15 November 2017 | Munich | Reporter: Barney Dixon
New EPO president looking to cooperate with USF
13 November 2017 | Munich | Reporter: Barney Dixon
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Use-based pricing would lead to arbitrarily higher royalties, says ACT
10 November 2017 | London | Reporter: Jenna Lomax
IP Europe and ACT clash over ‘licence to all’ SEP system
08 November 2017 | Brussels | Reporter: Barney Dixon
European Commission to discuss SPCs
20 October 2017 | Brussels | Reporter: Barney Dixon
EU Commission should prohibit use-based SEP licensing, says ACT
19 October 2017 | Brussels | Reporter: Barney Dixon
SUEPO confirms position on Campinos election
19 October 2017 | The Hague | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Businesses should prepare for UPC, despite uncertainty
17 October 2017 | London | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Patent ‘irrationality’ causes a negative image of patents
16 October 2017 | London | Reporter: Barney Dixon
SUEPO willing to work with new EPO president
12 October 2017 | Munich | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Tech companies create SEP code of conduct
10 October 2017 | Paris | Reporter: Barney Dixon
MPP signs HIV drug deal with Gilead
04 October 2017 | Switzerland | Reporter: Jenna Lomax
EIP bolsters its Düsseldorf office
29 September 2017 | Düsseldorf | Reporter: Jenna Lomax
Nokia and LG complete arbitration
18 September 2017 | Espoo | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Motorola annulment action thrown out of court
07 September 2017 | Karlsruhe | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Anaqua opens new London office
30 August 2017 | London | Reporter: Barney Dixon
EPO releases unitary patent guidelines
23 August 2017 | Munich | Reporter: Mark Dugdale
Universities should be more flexible
18 August 2017 | London | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Aarhus University champions ‘patent free’ research zone
10 August 2017 | Aarhus | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Apple paid $1.7 billion to Nokia
31 July 2017 | Espoo | Reporter: Barney Dixon
PatSnap partners with GreyB
20 July 2017 | London | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Top German court backs compulsory licence
14 July 2017 | Karlsruhe | Reporter: Mark Dugdale
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