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Alternative to interlocutory injunctions? Shanghai IP Court innovates with a “partial judgment” on patent infringement

Earlier this year, the Shanghai IP Court (“Court”) handed down an interesting judgment in a patent infringement case between a French car parts manufacturer and three Chinese defendants (two Xiamen, Fujian Province based companies and an individual). On 27 March 2019, upon appeal, the IP Court of Appeal at the Supreme People’s Court upheld the

U.S. + Germany Patent Update – July 2018

The U.S. and Germany are two of the most key fora in the world for patent litigation. The U.S. has long been one of the largest markets for patent litigation, and Germany has constantly attracted more than 50% of all European patent litigation. Hogan Lovells offers its multi-lingual update, dated July 2018, on notable recent

Europe: Motor vehicle rims trigger CJEU ruling on scope of repair clause in Design Regulation

The German Federal High Court (Bundesgerichtshof – “BGH”) has asked the European Court of Justice (“CJEU”) to rule on the reach of the “repair clause” of Article 110 (1) of the European Design Regulation (EC) 6/2002 which bars the scope of design rights. According to this provision, “protection as a Community design shall not exist