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15. February 2018
International Intellectual Property

May a search function in online commerce display different goods after entering only a few letters? And is it allowed that the search function in online retailing not only display the branded product you are looking for, but also products from the competition? The Federal Supreme Court today ruled in two lawsuits brought by medium-sized companies against Amazon.

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15. February 2018
Healthcare & Lifesciences

The market for non-invasive prenatal diagnostics is highly competitive. This makes two important patent suits that Illumina was able to win particularly in this area all the more conspicuous. Illumina receives $26.7 million in patent litigation against Ariosa Diagnostics and confirmation of a far-reaching patent.

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13. February 2018
Healthcare & Lifesciences

Does the exeption to the free movement of goods also apply to new EU Member States? The Advocate General of the European Court of Justice ruled last week in the conflict over the import of the medicinal product Enbrel® from Pfizer Pharmaceuticals. However, important questions on patent law in the EU were also assessed: Parallel imports and patent law in new EU Member States.

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8. February 2018
International Intellectual Property

The recently published annual study Top 100 Global Innovators of the private analysis company Clarivate Analytics names the 100 most successful companies worldwide in the field of "Innovation through Research and Development". According to this evaluation, Asia is proving to be the most innovative region in the world, ahead of North America.

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