2) The opinion received by Occlutech which states that Occlutech is not infringing EP 0808138B1 and its Italian part 019020BE/2006 held by AGA Medical Corp was commissioned through the Italian National Group of AIPPI but not issued by AIPPI International itself.
The opinion was given without influence of Occlutech GmbH and the impartiality of the experts has subsequently been confirmed by the Italian Branch of AIPPI.
3) Such an independent opinion commissioned through AIPPI is an instrument aiming at giving the requiring party a qualified and impartial opinion.
One of the themes that emerged from this most recent AIPPI World IP Congress is that, while all countries are seeking to implement the World Trade Organization agreement mandates to harmonize their intellectual property laws, in both statutory and enforcement areas, divergent results are occurring due to differences in local cultures, legal systems, and governments.
AIPPI United States Group President Elect Judy Saffer, Assistant General Counsel for BMI, Inc.
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Occlutech asked AIPPI for an independent, clarifying opinion which now further supports Occlutech's position.
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