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6 Mar 2015
by Lars de Haas

EPO: T0025/13, European Patent Office (EPO), Board of Appeal, T0025/13, 20 November 2014

The Board emphasized that there was a relation between who was to be considered to be the skilled person for judging inventive step on one hand and the choice of the closest prior art on the other hand. A general …
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27 Feb 2015
by Brad Spitz

ECJ: Auction houses may transfer cost of artist’s resale royalties to the buyer

An auction house may transfer the responsibility of paying the artist’s ‘droit de suite’ from the seller to the buyer. This judgment, rendered by the European Court of Justice on 26 February 2015 in response to a reference from the …


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