EPLAW PATENT BLOG

DE – Verfahren zum Verarbeiten von im Voraus bezahlten Telefonanrufen

Posted: December 10th, 2009

DE – Verfahren zum Verarbeiten von im Voraus bezahlten Telefonanrufen (Method for processing prepaid telephone calls), infringement proceedings, Court of Appeals Düsseldorf, Germany, 10 December 2009, Docket No. I-2 U 51/08
For infringement of a method claim in Germany, it can be sufficient if the infringer realizes at least one of the claimed method steps within Germany and the other claimed method steps outside Germany.

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NL – High Point v KPN / Docket decision ‘VRO’

Posted: December 9th, 2009

High Point Sarl v. KPN B.V., Docket decision, The Hague District Court, The Netherlands, 9 December 2009, Docket No. 352544 / HA ZA 09-3931 The court will not (yet) suspend or stay accelerated patent regime proceedings (a regime commonly used in the Netherlands for patent cases, whereby all trial dates -for serving the writ, for […]

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NL – Intervet v. Merial

Posted: December 9th, 2009

Intervet v. Merial, accelerated invalidity proceedings, The Hague District Court, The Netherlands, 9 December 2009, Docket No. 341571 / HA ZA 09-2183, with thanks to Willem Hoyng, Howrey The District Court of The Hague invalidates the Dutch part of three European Patents of Merial concerning the Post-Weaning Multisystemic Wasting Syndrome (PMWS) (a disease common in […]

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NL – Van Beelen Industrie en Handel B.V. v. Otter Ultra Low Drag Limited

Posted: December 8th, 2009

Van Beelen Industrie en Handel B.V. v. Otter Ultra Low Drag Limited, Court of Appeal The Hague, 8 December 2009, Docket No. 258144/HA ZA 06-277, with thanks to Muriel van den Hazenkamp, Aries Advocaten The Dutch Court of Appeal refuses to guarantee full costs in patent proceedings filed prior to expiry of the Enforcement Directive […]

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Breakthrough for EU patent / single European Patent Court

Posted: December 4th, 2009

"It will be cheaper and easier for inventors and companies to protect their innovations in the EU. The EU Member States agreed today on the main elements of the EU patent and a single European Patent Court. The agreement represents a significant step towards a final solution for the EU patent." Read more here.

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BE – GSK Biologicals v. Novartis

Posted: December 4th, 2009

Glaxo Smith Kline Biologicals v. Novartis, appeal in descriptive seizure proceedings, Brussels Court of Appeal, Belgium, 4 December 2009, Docket No. 2009/KR/269  Disclosure of confidential information in annexes of the report of a descriptive seizure harms the legitimate interest of GSK, since the information is irrelevant to establish infringement. The risk of use of irrelevant […]

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NL – Street Surfing LLC v. Alcom Computer Products B.V.

Posted: December 2nd, 2009

Street Surfing LLC v. Alcom Computer Products B.V. ,  preliminary injunction proceedings, The Hague District Court, The Netherlands, 2 December 2009, Docket No. 345784 / KG ZA 09-1122 An unregistered license can form the basis of an enforcement action against a third party if the third party, as currently is the case, is aware of […]

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BE – Belgian Supreme Court prohibits fishing expeditions

Posted: November 26th, 2009

Ineos Manufacturing Belgium NV and Ineos Services Belgium NV / Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LP, Belgian Supreme Court, 26 November 2009, Docket number C.08.0206.N 'Beslag inzake namaak / saisie contrefaçon' – Interpretation of Article 1369bis/1 of the Belgian Judicial Code and Articles 2 and 7, al. 1 of the Enforcement Directive – Interpretation of the […]

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DK – Lundbeck v. Pharma Change & Actavis

Posted: November 26th, 2009

Lundbeck a/S vs. Pharma Change Aps & Actavis A/S., Danish Enforcement Court of Helsingor, 26 November 2009, Docket No. FS FO-9921/2009, with thanks to Anders Valentin, Horten After having initially filed an application for an inter partes injunction prohibiting the wholesaler Pharma Change Aps to sell or use a pharmaceutical containing a specific API (Active […]

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UK – LEO Pharma v. Sandoz Limited / Appeal

Posted: November 17th, 2009

LEO Pharma A/S and LEO Laboratories Limited v. Sandoz Limited, invalidity proceedings, High Court of Justice, Court of Appeal (Civil Division), UK, 17 November 2009, Docket No. No: A3/2009/131, with thanks to Marc Döring and Rowan Freeland, Simmons & Simmons Unusual obviousness attack (that is, where the skilled person would have come upon the invention […]

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