EPLAW PATENT BLOG

EPLAW – Knowledge webinar: How to conduct patent litigation remotely

Posted: October 8th, 2020

Yesterday, EPLAW held its first member driven knowledge webinar. The session lasted one hour and centred around a panel discussion of recent learnings from remote hearings in a number of jurisdictions. Approximately fourty EPLAW members participated. Moderator Myles Jelf guided panelists Tess Waldron, Kristof Neefs, Tilman Müller-Stoy, Fabrizio Jacobacci and Mike Gilbert through various topics […]

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DE – Nokia v. Daimler

Posted: October 5th, 2020

Nokia v. Daimler, District Court of Mannheim, dec. of August 18, 2020, case docket 2 O 34/19 On August 18, 2020, the District Court of Mannheim handed down the first judgment in the current litigation campaign of Nokia v. Daimler. Despite Daimler’s FRAND defense, the Court enjoined Daimler from using a certain technology in Daimler […]

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ES – Lacosamide

Posted: October 2nd, 2020

Lacosamide / Commercial Court no. 5 of Barcelona, 14 April 2020, Docket No. 672/2017 / Invalidity action (public availability of a prior art document) & action for threat of patent infringement On 8 September 2017 the plaintiff, LABORATORIOS NORMON, S.A. (hereinafter, “NORMON”) filed an invalidity action against the companies RESEARCH CORPORATION TECHNOLOGIES INC., UCB BIOPHARMA […]

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FR – Eli Lilly v. Fresenius Kabi / Comment Pierre Véron

Posted: September 26th, 2020

Eli Lilly and Company and Lilly France v. Fresenius Kabi France and Fresenius Kabi Groupe France, Judiciary Court of Paris, France, 11 September 2020, Docket № 17/10421, by Pierre Véron, Honorary President, EPLAW Joining a majority of European Courts, the Paris court has held that Eli Lilly’s patent, claiming the combined administration of pemetrexed disodium […]

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ES – PATENT HOLDER v. SOLUCIONES BIOREGENERATIVAS

Posted: September 25th, 2020

Patent Holder v. Soluciones Bioregenerativas, S.L, Commercial Court No. 4 of Barcelona, Spain, 9 September 2019, Case number 128/2018 In a decision dated 9 September 2019, the Commercial Court No. 4 of Barcelona made an interesting analysis in a case of contributory patent infringement, providing useful insights into the assessment of the various elements specific […]

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FR – LUFTHANSA v. THALES AVIONICS

Posted: September 25th, 2020

Traditionally, before the Paris first instance court (tribunal judiciaire), the validity and infringement of a patent and, more rarely, the compensation for damages are addressed, pleaded and judged together. However, sometimes, the particular context of a dispute leads the judge in charge of case preparation to dissociate these issues, in order to rule on them […]

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NL – CDVI v. Impro / Appeal

Posted: September 24th, 2020

CDVI v. Impro, Court of Appeal of The Hague, the Netherlands, 23 June 2020, ECLI:NL:GHDHA:2020:1622 Facts Construction Diffusion Vente Internationale SA (“CDVI”) is a global supplier of access systems and electronic locks. Access & Beyond B.V., formerly Impro Technologies Europe B.V. (“Impro”), is a distributor of Impro branded products such as security equipment and systems […]

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DE – Divisional Game

Posted: September 14th, 2020

The recent decision “Divisional Game” of the Munich District Court I, dated 24 February 2020 (docket no. 7 O 1456/20) is a landmark decision. This decision was handed down in ex-parte preliminary injunction proceedings and was based on an undue obstruction of competitors pursuant to German Unfair Competition Law. The bottom line of this decision […]

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NL – Biogen v. Richter Gedeon

Posted: September 10th, 2020

Joined cases: Biogen B.V. and Samsung Bioepis UK Limited v. Richter Gedeon NYRT and Richter Gedeon NYRT v. Biogen Netherlands B.V. and Samsung Bioepis B.V., District Court The Hague, 29 July 2020, ECLI:NL:RBDHA:2020:7089 Richter is the holder of EP 3 212 667 B1 (“EP 667”) which claims a pharmaceutical formulation which is free of a […]

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News – Book: The Protection of Intellectual Property Rights Under International Investment Law

Posted: September 8th, 2020

The Protection of Intellectual Property Rights Under International Investment Law, Simon Klopschinski, Christopher Gibson, and Henning Grosse Ruse-Khan, Oxford International Arbitration Series From the blurb: The first comprehensive monograph on the protection ofIP under international investment law Clear analysis of the treaty framework and applicable case law to answers practical questions on the resolution and […]

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