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EU Advocate General Opinion in Spedidam: rights of performers

On 16 May 2019, the CJEU Advocate General delivered his opinion in Spedidam, following the request for a preliminary ruling from the French Supreme Court on whether the French legal framework allowing the French National Audiovisual Institute (“INA“) to use the performances of performers without their written agreement is in compliance with European law. The

France: Inventive step becomes a patentability requirement at the French patent office

Law No. 2019-486 on growth and transformation of enterprises or “PACTE” Act was promulgated on May 22, 2019, making inventive step a ground for rejection of a domestic French patent application (new Article 612-12, I, 7° of the French Intellectual Property Code) at the examination level by the French patent office (“INPI”). This provision will come

France: Trickery of speech fails to overcome lack of patentability of claims relating to computer programs per se.

Paris Court of First Instance (“Tribunal de Grande Instance”), 3rd Chamber, 1st Section, released the full decision in late September for case N°14/05735 In 2010, a French telecom provider launched the sixth generation of its “box”, which serves as an interface between the provider’s network and subscribers’ IT and/or audiovisual and/or telecom equipment and allows such