EPLAW PATENT BLOG

BE – FN Herstal vs Heckler & Koch

Posted: September 22nd, 2017

SA FN Herstal v. Heckler & Koch GmbH, Tribunal de Commerce Francophone de Bruxelles, 28 April 2017 Combination invention vs. mere aggregation of features in patent law On 28 April 2017, the French-speaking Court of commerce of Brussels rendered a judgment in a patent case opposing the Belgian weapon manufacturer FN Herstal to its German […]

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NO – Actelion Pharmaceuticals v. Icos / Tadalafil

Posted: September 21st, 2017

Actelion Pharmaceuticals Ltd v. Icos Corporation, Oslo District Court, 11 July 2017, Case no. 15-177113TVI-OTIR/07 The present dispute concerns the validity of Icos Corporationʼs Norwegian patent NO 321 602 B2 (“NO ʼ602”) which pertains to tadalafil of a specified particle size and, in particular, the issue of whether micronisation of tadalafil, which was a known […]

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NL – High Point v. KPN / Supreme Court

Posted: September 18th, 2017

High Point SARL v. KPN B.V., Supreme Court of the Netherlands, 15 September 2017, Case no. ECLI:NL:HR:2017:2363 High Point holds EP 772 that relates to a ‘Wireless access telephone-to-telephone network interface architecture’. The Court of Appeal decided earlier that the claim limitations submitted by High Point per deed after having submitted its statement of appeal […]

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NL – Tata Steel v. ArcelorMittal

Posted: September 18th, 2017

Tata Steel IJmijden B.V. v. ArcelorMittal France, District Court The Hague, 13 September 2017, Case No. ECLI:NL:RBDHA:2017:10432 ArcelorMittal holds EP 863 that relates to a “process for manufacturing stamped [steel] products, and stamped products prepared from the same”. Tata Steel successfully institutes and action to revoke the Dutch part of EP 863. The Court rules […]

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NL – Becton Dickinson v. Braun Melsungen

Posted: September 14th, 2017

Becton Dickinson BV v. B. Braun Melsungen AG, District Court of The Hague, 6 September 2017, case no. 521541, ECLI:NL:RBDHA:2017:9997 This judgment of the District Court of The Hague concerns a nullity action lodged by Becton Dickinson B.V. against B. Braun Melsungen AG in relation to the (Dutch part of the) European patent EP 2 […]

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NL – COLOPLAST V. HOLLISTER

Posted: September 12th, 2017

Coloplast A/S v. Hollister B.V., Hollister Services B.V. and Hollister Incorporated, District Court The Hague, The Netherlands, 6 September 2017. Case No. ECLI:NL:RBDHA:2017:10120 Coloplast holds a European patent with regard to a ready-to-use urinary catheter assembly (the “Patent”). This Patent has been declared void by the District Court The Hague in legal proceedings between Coloplast […]

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UK – Secretary of State for Health v Servier Laboratories Limited

Posted: September 8th, 2017

Secretary of State for Health and Others v Servier Laboratories Limited and others, UK, High Court, Roth J, 2 August 2017 If a patentee makes unsupported allegations in enforcement or invalidity proceedings which result in losses to third parties, can that amount to the tort of causing loss by unlawful means? These proceedings concerned an […]

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News – Global Series Europe – Registration closes 12 September

Posted: September 8th, 2017

Please be informed that the individual registration for the Global Series Europe (London, 25-27 September 2017) will close on 12 September. More information and registration details can be found here.

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News – LESI Young Member Congress 2017 – Budapest

Posted: September 4th, 2017

LESI is happy to invite young professionals to the 5th Pan European LESI Young Member Congress in the city of Budapest. The Congress shall be held on 15 September.  “In the previous years the LESI Young Members Society had amazing meetings in Vienna, Paris, Munich and in Madrid. All of these occasions offered LESI’s young […]

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News – Global Series London 2017 – Individual Registration NOW OPEN

Posted: September 1st, 2017

The Individual Registration for the Global Series 2017 to be held in London on 25-27 September is now open  Today, fundamental challenges are confronting commerce, trade, and intellectual property. Precisely because of those rapidly emerging challenges, Global Series 2017 London hosts a special session on September 25 and 26, 2017, in London. Space is limited. […]

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