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11 Feb 2016
by Aida Tohala

United Kingdom: Actavis UK Limited and Others v. Eli Lilly and Company, High Court of England and Wales, Chancery Division, Patents Court, A3 2014 2047, 25 June 2015

The Court of Appeal denied Actavis’ claim for declarations of non-infringement in respect of several national designations of Eli Lilly’s European Patent. Whilst agreeing with the High Court that the national designations in suit were not directly infringed, it, nevertheless, overturned the prior decision on the basis of there being indirect (contributory) infringement. The Court... Continue reading …
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10 Feb 2016
by Jan Bernd Nordemann

Linking to illegal content unlawful under copyright law, according to the German BGH

Decision of the German Bundesgerichtshof (“BGH”) of July 9, 2015, file no. I ZR 46/12 (“Die Realitaet II”) The CJEU confirmed in Svensson that linking to content may be a public communication where it reaches a new public. Some issues, however, remained unresolved. One open question is whether linking to illegal content always reaches a... Continue reading …


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