Hannes Snellman Counsel to Supponor in the Helsinki Local Division of the UPC
26 September 2023
Hannes Snellman, together with Hogan Lovells and Gleiss Lutz, successfully represented Supponor entities in the Helsinki Local Division of the Unified Patent Court (UPC) in a case concerning a digital overlaying technology. As requested by the defendants, the court dismissed the patent holder's preliminary injunction application and main action due to lack of jurisdiction, as the asserted patent had initially been opted-out from the UPC's jurisdiction, and its subsequent attempted opt-out withdrawal was deemed ineffective under Art. 83 (4) of the UPC Agreement due to pending national proceedings. This was the first oral hearing and first decision by the Helsinki Local Division of the UPC since the launch of the UPC on 1 June 2023.
Hannes Snellman's core team included Panu Siitonen, Vilhelm Schröder, and Liisa Vaaraniemi.