Following the 2017 revamp of the Spanish patent system, only certain courts in Barcelona, Madrid and some other industrial hubs now have jurisdiction in patent matters. However, decisions from other courts in cases brought under the old rules are still trickling in. In this case, the Zaragoza Court of Appeal delivers a judgment which contains some interesting findings, particularly in the context of novelty assessment, which call for some important observations and qualifications.
Case date: 31 May 2019
Case number: 000450/2019
Court: Provincial Court of Zaragoza
A full summary of this case has been published on Kluwer IP Law.