Posted: November 16th, 2023

IHC Holland B.V. v. Itrec B.V., District Court The Hague, The Netherlands, 8 November 2023, Case no. ECLI:NL:RBDHA:2023:16624 Invalidity, Infringement and Damages cases joined on the docket regarding three patents relating to a ‘Marine pipeline installation system and method(s)’ Two patents invalidated. Scope of protection. One patent found not valid due to lack of novelty/inventiveness. […]


NL – Menzis v. AstraZeneca / Supreme Court / Seroquel * now including English translation *

Posted: November 6th, 2023

Menzis Zorgverzekeraar N.V. and Anderzorg N.V v. AstraZeneca B.V. and Astrazeneca AB, Supreme Court, The Hague, The Netherlands, 3 November 2023, Case No. 22/01071, with thanks to Willem Hoyng, HOYNG ROKH MONEGIER, for sending in the judgment No risk liability for patent holder AstraZeneca versus health insurer Menzis for enforcing a later retroactively invalidated patent. […]


UPC – 10x Genomics/Harvard v NanoString

Posted: November 2nd, 2023

10x Genomics/Harvard v NanoString (UPC, Munich Local Division), first inter partes preliminary injunction based on the first asserted unitary patent. Request rejected based on the parent bundle patent Prof. Dr. jur. Tilman Müller-Stoy, Dr. rer. nat. Kerstin Galler, Bardehle Pagenberg, Munich Facts The applicants (10x Genomics and Harvard University) requested against the respondents (NanoString) on […]


UPC – Arkyne Technologies v. Plant-e Knowledge / Change of Language of the proceedings

Posted: October 25th, 2023

Arkyne Technologies S.L. v. Plant-e Knowledge B.V. and Plant-e B.V, Order of the President of the Court of First Instance, Local Division The Hague, Pursuant to R. 323 RoP (language of the proceedings), Case no. UPC_CFI_239/2023 Plant-e Knowledge B.V. and Plant-e B.V. have brought an infringement action against Arkyne Technologies. By application dated 21 September […]


UPC – Amgen v. Sanofi-Aventis

Posted: September 29th, 2023

Amgen, Inc. v. Sanofi-Aventis Deutschland GmbH, UPC, Court of First Instance – Munich (DE) Central Division, Judge-rapporteur Kupecz, 20 September 2023, Case no. UPC_CFI_1/2023 Rule 262.1(b) RoP requires a concrete and verifiable, legitimate reason for making available written pleadings and evidence upon a request by a member of the public. To be informed of the […]


CJEU – Opinion AG in Mylan v. Gilead / SPC

Posted: September 28th, 2023

Opinion of Advocate General Szpunar delivered on 21 September 2023, Request for a preliminary ruling from the markkinaoikeus (Market Court, Finland), Mylan AB v. Gilead Sciences Finland Oy, Gilead Biopharmaceutics Ireland UC, and Gilead Sciences Inc., Case C‑473/22, ECLI:EU:C:2023:699 Placing on the market of products infringing SPC rights – Provisional measures ordered on the basis […]


NL – Basic v. Afire / Appeal

Posted: September 26th, 2023

Basic Holdings ULC v. Afire NL-BE en Afire Nederland and Afire SARL, Court of Appeal The Hague, The Netherlands, 12 September 2023, Case no. ECLI:NL:GHDHA:2023:1812 Basic holds European patent EP 2 029 941 B1 relating to artificial fireplaces. Basic states that Afire et al. infringe this patent and therefore requests a declaratory judgment to that […]


NL – Genmab v. Dutch Patent Office / SPC

Posted: September 15th, 2023

Genmab A/S v. Dutch Patent Office, District Court The Hague, The Netherlands, 29 August 2023, Case no. ECLI:NL:RBDHA:2023:12773 Application for a supplementary protection certificate for the product “ofatumumab” used as a medicinal product. A marketing authorization has been granted for the product, but this is not the first authorization for placing the product on the […]


NL – Koninklijke Douwe Egberts v. Belmoca / Appeal

Posted: August 31st, 2023

Koninklijke Douwe Egberts B.V v. Belmoca BVBA, Court of Appeal The Hague, The Netherlands, 25 July 2023, Case No. ECLI:NL:GHDHA:2023:1641 Koninklijke Douwe Egberts (‘KDE’) holds EP 521 and EP 333 relating to beverage production systems. KDE states that Belmoca’s Belmio coffee capsules indirectly infringe on these patents. This has led to KDE seeking an injunction […]


NL – Edwards Lifesciences v. Angiocare and Meril

Posted: August 30th, 2023

Edwards Lifesciences Corporation v. Angiocare B.V., Meril GmbH, Meril Life Sciences PVT Ltd. District Court The Hague, The Netherlands, 26 July 2023, Case No. ECLI:NL:RBDHA:2023:11325 Edwards’ EP 3 494 930 B1 relating to a “Leaflet attachment frame for a prosthetic valve” is found to be partially invalid and therefore not infringed. The Dutch part of […]