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Finland ratifies the UPC

Finland ratifies the UPC

Finland has become the ninth Member State to ratify the Unified Patent Court Agreement.

High Court rules that NHS England did not breach new commissioning regulations

The first case to consider the government’s new NHS commissioning regulations has been decided in favour of NHS England.

07 January 2016

European Commission releases sixth report on patent settlements in the pharmaceuticals sector

European Commission report on patent settlements in the pharmaceuticals sector warns of competition law concerns but suggests that intervention is unlikely.

AGCM: New investigation on an alleged cartel in the field of supply of home care services

The AGCM has launched an investigation into an alleged home care services cartel as part of its increasing focus on cartel detection.

15 October 2015

CMA closes rebates and discounts case and gives general guidance

The UK’s Competition and Markets Authority has set out guidance on when rebates or discounts by a dominant company may raise competition concerns.

03 July 2015

AGCM accepts remedies to solve competition issues in co-marketing agreement in the pharma sector

The Italian Competition Authority has accepted a remedy package to solve competition issues regarding alleged collusion in the tumour treatment market.

26 June 2015

UPC fees consultation launched

The likely success of the proposed Unified Patent Court and Unitary Patent regime depends to a very large extent on the costs involved in relation to: ...

CJEU rejects Spain’s challenge to Unitary Patent Regime

The Court of Justice of the European Union yesterday dismissed Spain’s jurisdictional challenge to the Unitary Patent Regulation

CNMC commences infringement proceedings against Grifols for failing to notify a concentration

The CNMC has commenced infringement proceedings against Grifols for failing to notify a concentration prior to its execution.

30 April 2015

AGCM: New market test regarding remedies in the "problematic" pharmaceutical sector

The Italian Competition Authority has recently published proposed remedies for alleged infringement of Article 102 TFEU.

27 March 2015

AGCM: acquisition of pharma companies, Sigma Tau and Addenda Pharma, currently under review in Italy

The ACGM is to review a concentration in the pharma sector involving the acquisition by SAPA of Sigma-Tau and Addenda Pharma.

12 March 2015

AGCM President Pitruzella highlights the importance of dawn raids as tools in unveiling intent to misuse IP

The Chair of the Italian Competition Authority has confirmed that pharmaceutical companies remain a key target and extolled the benefits of dawn raids.

06 March 2015

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