You will find here a selection of decisions of the French Courts, of the European patent Office (EPO) and of the European Union Intellectual property Office(EUIPO). Various teams of CASALONGA were involved in some of the cases handled. Other cases are quoted here in view of their particular importance.

EPO - Arkema France v/ Evonik Degussa GmbH


The patentee Arkema France was represented by Véronique CREST, European patent attorney. The decision of the Board of Appeal is favorable to the patentee and maintains the patent as granted.

The opposition was directed against European patent EP 1 342 754 on the grounds of lack of novelty and inventive step. In the decision, the Opposition Division rejected the opposition, decision against which the opponent lodged an appeal.

The invention relates to the use of a composition comprising at least one specific polyamide, at least one plasticizer, at least one specific elastomer as a sealing layer in a (...)