EPLAW PATENT BLOG

HU – First preliminary injunction based on SPC

Posted: November 12th, 2013

The Metropolitan Tribunal (Budapest) has granted at first instance a preliminary injunction in a pharmaceutical patent infringement case based on a supplementary protection certificate. The case involved two plaintiffs, one of them being the exclusive licensee of the subject SPC, while the other is a pharmaceutical company who acquired from the first plaintiff the marketing […]

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SE – Guidance on employer’s right to an invention by former employees

Posted: November 12th, 2013

ContextVision AB v. SAPHENEIA Commercial products AB, District Court of Stockholm, Sweden, 12 July 2013, Docket No. T 17713-08 ContextVision brought action against Sapheneia, requesting the District Court to determine ContextVision’s right to the invention in Sapheneia’s international PCT patent application, as submitted to the EPO. At the time of the court action, the patent […]

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Are Patent Settlements Anti-Competitive ? EU, U.S. and Korean perspectives

Posted: September 30th, 2013

Under the direction of Paul Nihoul & Alain Strowel, Friday 18 October 2013 (Afternoon session), Bruxelles "When parties are unsure about their rights and claims, litigation ends up with settlements. In the pharmaceutical sector, settlements to end patent disputes between originator and generic companies have recently been under scrutiny. In some instances, patent holders have […]

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