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How Europe’s courts have tackled permissible repair


Last year, in the Schütz v Werit case, the UK Supreme Court clarified when replacing a consumable part of a larger patented article constitutes patent infringement. Mark Marfé, Sabine Boos, Camille Pecnard, Riccardo Fruscalzo and Rik Zagers examine how the issue has been addressed in the UK, Germany, the Netherlands, Italy and France

The UK Supreme Court recently dealt with the important commercial question of when is replacing a consumable part of a larger patented article an act of patent infringement. This decision has the potential to allow more competition in the manufacture...


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