EPLAW PATENT BLOG

CJEU – The Netherlands v. Warner-Lambert

Posted: February 19th, 2019

CJEU – Staat der Nederlanden v. Warner-Lambert Company LLC, Judgment of the Court, 14 February 2019, Case No. C‑423/17 [I]n a marketing authorisation procedure […], communication to the competent national authority by the applicant or holder of a marketing authorisation for a generic medicinal product of the package leaflet or a summary of the product […]

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NL – Accord v. NPS / cinacalcet

Posted: February 19th, 2019

Accord vs. NPS; cinacalcet, District Court of The Hague 6 February 2019, Case No. ECLI:NL:RBDHA:2019:934  Introduction Shire-NPS Pharmaceuticals Inc. (“NPS”) was the patentee of EP 1 203 761 B1 (“EP 761”) titled “Calcium receptor-active compounds” that was granted on 19 January 2005. The subject matter of EP 761 is, inter alia, the pharmaceutical compound cinacalcet, […]

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NL – Fast & Fluid Management v. Santint and Zhengzhou Sanhua Technology & Industry

Posted: February 15th, 2019

Fast & Fluid Management B.V. v. Santint B.V. and Zhengzhou Sanhua Technology & Industry Co., Ltd., Judge in interlocutory proceedings, District Court The Hague, The Netherlands, 8 February 2019, Case no. ECLI:NL:RBDHA:2019:1105 Fast & Fluid demanded a preliminary injunction against Santint and Zhengzhou due to alleged infringement on its EP 970 for a ‘valve assembly’. […]

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DE – AstraZeneca v. Hexal – fulvestrant and 2nd medical use

Posted: February 14th, 2019

AstraZeneca AB vs. Hexal AG, Court of Appeal Düsseldorf, docket no. I-2 U 29/18, with thanks to Cordula Schumacher, ARNOLD RUESS, for sending in the decision, translation and a headnote *** Now including an English translation *** The Düsseldorf Court of Appeal further specifies how to deal with 2nd medical use claims. The case dealt with […]

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UK – Technetix v. Teleste

Posted: February 13th, 2019

Technetix B.V. & Ors v. Teleste Limited, High Court, London, UK, 29 January 2019, Neutral Citation Number: [2019] EWHC 126 (IPEC) This case was brought by the patentee, Technetix B.V (and two licensees) claiming infringement of UK Patent No. 2,382,473 B (“UK’473”), a patent relating to cable tap units used in the distribution of signals […]

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UK – Illumina and Sequenom v. TDL Genetics Limited

Posted: February 12th, 2019

Illumina, Inc and Sequenom, Inc v TDL Genetics Limited, The Doctors Laboratory Limited and Ariosa Diagnostics, Inc, Patents Court, London, UK, 22 January 2019, Case no. [2019] EWHC 79 (Pat) This application was made by the Claimants for an order that they are entitled to receive confidential information under the terms of an existing confidentiality […]

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NL – Sandoz v. Eli Lilly / Pemetrexed / validity

Posted: February 8th, 2019

Sandoz International GmbH v. Eli Lilli and Company, District Court The Hague, The Netherlands, 16 January 2019, Case no. ECLI:NL:RBDHA:2019:321, now including a full summary and a translation in English of the judgment, both provided by Bert Oosting, Klaas Bisschop, Dirk-Jan Ridderinkhof and Joost Duijm Hogan Lovells  On 16 January 2019, the District Court of The Hague ruled […]

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UK – Garmin v. Philips

Posted: February 8th, 2019

Garmin (Europe) Limited v Koninklijke Philips N.V., Patents Court, London, UK, 29 January 2019, case no. [2019] EWHC 107 (Ch) This was a claim brought by Garmin for revocation of Philips’ patent EP (UK) 1,076,806 B1 relating to a portable GPS based athletic performance monitor and to the use of the device in an external […]

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UK – Huawei & ZTE v Conversant Wireless Licensing

Posted: February 6th, 2019

(1) Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd (2) Huawei Technologies (UK) Co., Ltd (3) ZTE Corporation & (4) ZTE (UK) Limited v Conversant Wireless Licensing S.A.R.L. (30 January 2019, Court of Appeal, UK, Case Nos. A3/2018/1274 and A3/2018/1278) The UK Court of Appeal (“CA”) dismissed an appeal by Huawei and ZTE’s Chinese and UK companies against the […]

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UK – Regen Lab v. Estar Medical et al.

Posted: February 6th, 2019

Regen Lab SA v (1) Estar Medical Limited, (2) Estar Technologies Limited, (3) Medira Limited, (4) Lavender Medical Limited, (5) Antoine Turzi, UK Patents Court, 18 January 2019, [2019] EWHC 63 (Pat) The Patents Court held Regen’s European Patent (UK) 2 073 862 lacked novelty over a non-confidential prior use, and notably rejected the Defendants’ […]

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