EPLAW PATENT BLOG

NL – Asetek v. Cooler Master Europe

Posted: September 29th, 2017

Asetek A/S v. Cooler Master Europe B.V., District Court of The Hague, the Netherlands, 20 September 2017, Case number C/09/515892 / HA ZA 16-906 Asetek is the holder of the European patent EP 1 923 771 B1 (“EP ‘771”) entitled “Cooling system for a computer system”. The patent was filed on 8 November 2004 relying […]

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NL – Synthon v. Yeda

Posted: September 25th, 2017

Synthon B.V. v. Yeda Research & Development Co. Ltd, District Court The Hague, 6 September 2017, Case Number ECLI:NL:RBDHA:2017:10315 Yeda Research & Development Co., Ltd is the proprietor of EP 2 405 794, which claims a dosing regimen for glatiramer acetate (Copaxone®) for the treatment of Multiple Sclerosis. In proceedings before the District Court of […]

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NL – Allergan v. Orifarm

Posted: September 25th, 2017

Allergan, Inc. v. Orifarm A/S, Preliminary Relief Judge District Court of The Hague, the Netherlands, 15 September 2017, Case number ECLI:NL:RBDHA:2017:10574 Allergan is the holder of the European patent EP 1 658 858 B2 entitled “Use of botulinum toxin for the treatment of recalcitrant voiding dysfunction”. The patent was filed on 15 July 1998 relying […]

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BE – FN Herstal vs Heckler & Koch

Posted: September 22nd, 2017

SA FN Herstal v. Heckler & Koch GmbH, Tribunal de Commerce Francophone de Bruxelles, 28 April 2017 Combination invention vs. mere aggregation of features in patent law On 28 April 2017, the French-speaking Court of commerce of Brussels rendered a judgment in a patent case opposing the Belgian weapon manufacturer FN Herstal to its German […]

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NO – Actelion Pharmaceuticals v. Icos / Tadalafil

Posted: September 21st, 2017

Actelion Pharmaceuticals Ltd v. Icos Corporation, Oslo District Court, 11 July 2017, Case no. 15-177113TVI-OTIR/07 The present dispute concerns the validity of Icos Corporationʼs Norwegian patent NO 321 602 B2 (“NO ʼ602”) which pertains to tadalafil of a specified particle size and, in particular, the issue of whether micronisation of tadalafil, which was a known […]

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NL – High Point v. KPN / Supreme Court

Posted: September 18th, 2017

High Point SARL v. KPN B.V., Supreme Court of the Netherlands, 15 September 2017, Case no. ECLI:NL:HR:2017:2363 High Point holds EP 772 that relates to a ‘Wireless access telephone-to-telephone network interface architecture’. The Court of Appeal decided earlier that the claim limitations submitted by High Point per deed after having submitted its statement of appeal […]

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NL – Tata Steel v. ArcelorMittal

Posted: September 18th, 2017

Tata Steel IJmijden B.V. v. ArcelorMittal France, District Court The Hague, 13 September 2017, Case No. ECLI:NL:RBDHA:2017:10432 ArcelorMittal holds EP 863 that relates to a “process for manufacturing stamped [steel] products, and stamped products prepared from the same”. Tata Steel successfully institutes and action to revoke the Dutch part of EP 863. The Court rules […]

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NL – Becton Dickinson v. Braun Melsungen

Posted: September 14th, 2017

Becton Dickinson BV v. B. Braun Melsungen AG, District Court of The Hague, 6 September 2017, case no. 521541, ECLI:NL:RBDHA:2017:9997 This judgment of the District Court of The Hague concerns a nullity action lodged by Becton Dickinson B.V. against B. Braun Melsungen AG in relation to the (Dutch part of the) European patent EP 2 […]

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NL – COLOPLAST V. HOLLISTER

Posted: September 12th, 2017

Coloplast A/S v. Hollister B.V., Hollister Services B.V. and Hollister Incorporated, District Court The Hague, The Netherlands, 6 September 2017. Case No. ECLI:NL:RBDHA:2017:10120 Coloplast holds a European patent with regard to a ready-to-use urinary catheter assembly (the “Patent”). This Patent has been declared void by the District Court The Hague in legal proceedings between Coloplast […]

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UK – Secretary of State for Health v Servier Laboratories Limited

Posted: September 8th, 2017

Secretary of State for Health and Others v Servier Laboratories Limited and others, UK, High Court, Roth J, 2 August 2017 If a patentee makes unsupported allegations in enforcement or invalidity proceedings which result in losses to third parties, can that amount to the tort of causing loss by unlawful means? These proceedings concerned an […]

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