EPLAW PATENT BLOG

NL – Asetek v. Cooler Master Europe / Appeal

Posted: May 17th, 2019

Asetek A/S v. Cooler Master Europe B.V., Court of Appeal The Hague, 14 May 2019, The Netherlands, Case no. ECLI:NL:GHDHA:2019:1118 European Patent relating to Cooling system for computer systems. In first instance, the Dutch part of Asetek’s Patent was invalidated in a successful counter claim from Cooler Master against Asetek’s infringement claim (see here). On […]

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UK – Allergan v. Aspire and Accord Healthcare

Posted: May 15th, 2019

Allergan, Inc and another v Aspire Pharma Limited and Accord Healthcare Limited v Allergan, Inc, High Court, London, UK, 3 May 2019, Neutral Citation Number: [2019] EWHC 1085 (Pat) In this judgment, Arnold J applied for the first time the UK Supreme Court’s decision in Actavis v ICOS [2019] UKSC 15 on inventive step. Background […]

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NL – PFIZER V. / F. HOFFMANN-LA ROCHE AND ROCHE NEDERLAND

Posted: May 14th, 2019

Pfizer PFE B.V. v. F. Hoffmann-La Roche AG, Roche Nederland B.V., District Court The Hague, 8 May 2019, Case no. ECLI:NL:RBDHA:2019:4515 Pfizer initiated three separate proceedings on the merits against Roche in The Netherlands requesting negative judicial declarations (so called “Arrow”-declarations). Roche responded by filing a motion to the District Court in The Hague to […]

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ES – Graf v. Kaban & Daser / Patent infringement at trade fairs

Posted: May 10th, 2019

ES – Graf v. Kaban & Daser, Barcelona Commercial Court, 9 November 2018, Docket No. 1275/2018 – Patent infringement at trade fairs In a decision dated 9 November 2018, Barcelona Commercial Court No. 5 clarified the prima facie case and periculum in mora requirements needed for the granting of precautionary measures in the context of […]

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NL – Philips v. Asus / Appeal / FRAND

Posted: May 9th, 2019

Koninklijke Philips N.V. v. Asustek Computers Inc., Asus Europe B.V. and Asus Holland B.V., Court of Appeal The Hague, The Netherlands, 7 May 2019, Case No. 200.221.250/01 Philips successfully appeals an earlier judgment regarding Philips’ Standard Essential European Patent EP 1 623 511 for a ‘Communication System’ (‘EP ‘511’). A copy of the earlier judgment […]

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NL – Secrid v. [x] and CGIW

Posted: May 3rd, 2019

[plaintif] and Secrid B.V. v. [Defendant 1] and CGIW, Judge in Interlocutory proceedings, District Court The Hague, The Netherlands, 16 April 2019, Case no. ECLI:NL:RBDHA:2019:3684 Alleged infringement of various intellectual property rights, amongst which patent rights relating to a ‘Holder for Credit Cards’. CGIW did not appear in the proceedings. Defendant 1 did not deny […]

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NL – Philips v. Wiko / Appeal

Posted: April 26th, 2019

Koninklijke Philips N.V. v. WIKO, Court of Appeal The Hague, The Netherlands, 16 April 2019, Case No. 200.219.487/01 Philips holds EP 1623511 for a ‘Communication System’. In first instance, the District Court of The Hague ruled in favor of Wiko’s invalidity counter claim and concluded that the invoked claim 1 of EP ‘511 was invalid due […]

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DE – Patent Infringement in Germany – 10 years’ liability for infringer’s profits

Posted: April 25th, 2019

Decision of the German Supreme Court dated 26 March 2019, docket no. X ZR 109/16 – Electronic Power Supply System On 26 March 2019, the German Supreme Court held that an infringer of a German patent is under the legal obligation to surrender to the patentee the profits generated with such infringement for a period […]

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DK – Danish Maritime and Commercial High Court limits patent claims and finds indirect patent infringement

Posted: April 24th, 2019

The Danish Maritime and Commercial High Court has handed down an interesting judgment in a case concerning validity and infringement of two patents. The judgment is interesting for two reasons. Partly because the Maritime and Commercial High Court amended the existing patent claims, which the courts rarely do, partly because the Maritime and Commercial High […]

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NL – Nutrition v. Noba

Posted: April 17th, 2019

Nutrition Sciences N.V. v. Noba B.V., District Court The Hague, The Netherlands, 10 April 2019, Case no. ECLI:NL:RBDHA:2019:3424 Nutrition is active in the field of ingredients for live stock feed and alleges that Noba infringes on the Dutch part of its EP 1 294 371 B2 relating to “medium chain fatty acids applicable as antimicrobial agents”. […]

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