EPLAW PATENT BLOG

NL – High Point v. KPN / Supreme Court

Posted: February 19th, 2020

High Point SARL v. KPN B.V., Supreme Court of the Netherlands, 14 February 2020, Case No. ECLI:NL:HR:2020:258 Is it contrary to Articles 68 and 105a-105c EPC that local rules of due process prevent that a centrally limited patent is invoked in proceedings? Interpretation of Articles 68 and 105a-105c EPC according to Articles 31 and 32 […]

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UK – IPCom v. Vodafone

Posted: February 18th, 2020

IPCOM GMBH & CO KG v VODAFONE GROUP PLC and others Over the past 13 years, IPCom has been asserting its portfolio of telecoms patents against various companies in the telecoms sector. In this recent decision in proceedings against Vodafone, IPCom has had its patent found valid, essential and infringed by aspects of Vodafone’s 4G […]

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FR – IPCom v. Lenovo

Posted: January 31st, 2020

IPCom GmbH & Co. KG v. Lenovo (France) SAS et al., Tribunal judiciaire de Paris (preliminary proceedings), 20 January 2020 The Tribunal judiciaire de Paris (Paris Court of First Instance) has dismissed IPCom’s preliminary injunction action brought against Lenovo, on the ground that the requested injunction would be disproportionate. The action was based on European […]

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NL – Tomra v. Kiremko

Posted: January 30th, 2020

Tomra Sorting Limited v. Kiremko B.V., Provisions Judge of the District Court of The Hague, 17 January 2020, Case no. ECLI:NL:RBDHA:2020:274 Kiremko produces machines for the potatoe processing industry. Tomra instigated preliminary injunction proceedings against Kiremko, alleging Kiremko infringed Tomra’s EP 379 relating to “Pressure release arrangements, in particular for product processing system”. The Judge […]

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UK – Conversant v. Apple

Posted: January 21st, 2020

Conversant Wireless Licensing S.A.R.L. v Apple Retail UK Limited & Ors [2019] EWHC 3266 (Pat) The Patents Court has handed down a decision revoking Conversant Wireless Licensing S.A.R.L. (“Conversant”)’s United Kingdom patent GB 2 365 712 entitled “Computing device with improved user interface for applications” (the “Patent”) on the basis that it was obvious. The […]

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UK – Technetix & Ors v. Teleste

Posted: January 15th, 2020

Technetix B.V. & Ors v. Teleste Limited, High Court, London, UK, 18 November 2019, Neutral Citation Number: [2019] EWHC 3106 (Pat) This case was brought by the patentee, Technetix B.V and two licensees (the “Claimants”) against Teleste Limited (the “Defendant”) a company which manufactures electronic components. The Claimants alleged infringement of European Patent (UK) No. […]

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UK – Koninklijke Philips v. Asustek Computer / Appeal

Posted: January 14th, 2020

Koninklijke Philips N.V. v Asustek Computer Inc [2019] EWCA Civ 2230 (17 December 2019) In this judgment the Court of Appeal (Floyd LJ giving the only judgment) upheld the decisions of the Patents Court on the validity of three patents owned by the Claimant, Koninklijke Philips (‘Philips’). Arnold J (as he then was) had previously […]

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UK – Teva UK Limited and others v. Gilead Sciences / SPC

Posted: January 13th, 2020

Teva UK Limited and others v Gilead Sciences, Inc. [2019] EWCA Civ 2272 The Court of Appeal has dismissed Gilead Sciences, Inc.’s appeal against a decision by Arnold J (as he then was) that its supplementary protection certificate for a product used in the treatment of HIV was invalid. Background The appellant, Gilead Sciences, Inc. […]

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NL – Philips v. Asus / Appeal EP 659

Posted: January 10th, 2020

Koninklijke Philips N.V. v. Asustek Computer Inc. Asus Europe B.V. and Asus Holland B.V. , Court of Appeal The Hague, The Netherlands, 24 December 2019, Case no. ECLI:NL:GHDHA:2019:3427 Philips holds various patents in the field of UMTS technology, amongst which EP 659. In first instance, Philips tried to obtain an injunction against Asus, but the […]

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NL – Philips v. Wiko / Appeal EP 659

Posted: January 8th, 2020

Koninklijke Philips N.V. v. Wiko SAS, Court of Appeal The Hague, The Netherlands, 24 December 2019, Case No. ECLI:NL:GHDHA:2019:3433 Philips holds various UMTS patents, amongst which EP 659. In first instance, Philips was unsuccessful in its injunction proceedings against Wiko, as the Court denied the infringement claim and revoked the Patent based on Wiko’ counterclaim […]

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