Catral Garden v. Interman Nets, Court of Appeal of Barcelona, No. 574/2017, 22 December 2017

Kluwer Patent Blog
June 6, 2018

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In a judgment in a low-key dispute concerning the infringement of a utility model, the Barcelona Court of Appeal (Spain’s most influential patents court) held that the scope of protection of a two-part claim was determined by its characterising portion, and not by the preamble portion. This finding, which should apply to patents as well, could shape infringement cases going forward.

A full summary of this case has been published on Kluwer IP Law.