EPLAW PATENT BLOG

NL – Biogen v. Swiss Pharma

Posted: September 27th, 2019

Biogen v. Swiss Pharma, Court of Appeal of The Hague 10 September 2019 Biogen MA Inc (“Biogen”) is a pharmaceutical company marketing numerous medicinal products including Tysabri (or Antegren). The active pharmaceutical ingredient of Tysabri is natalizumab, which in turn is a humanized monoclonal antibody against the cell adhesion molecule α4-integrin. Swiss Pharma International AG […]

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NL – ASSIA V. KPN ET AL. AND NOKIA – DISTRICT COURT THE HAGUE

Posted: September 25th, 2019

Adaptive Spectrum And Signal Alignment Inc. v. Koninklijke KPN N.V., KPN B.V., Telfort Zakelijk B.V., XS4ALL Internet B.V. and Nokia Solutions and Networks Nederland B.V., District Court The Hague, 25 September 2019, Case no. C/09/563488 / HA-ZA 18-1176 On 25 September 2019 the District Court of The Hague rendered a final judgment in the case […]

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NL – Bayer Animal Health v. CEVA Santé Animale

Posted: September 23rd, 2019

Bayer Intellectual Property GmbH and Bayer Animal Health GmbH v. Ceva Santé Animale SA. and Ceva Santé Animale B.V., District Court The Hague, The Netherlands, 17 September 2019, Case No. ECLI:NL:RBDHA:2019:9764 Reasonable chance that Bayer’s patent will be invalidated by the Technical Board of Appeal or in proceedings on the merits, despite the earlier decision […]

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EPO – New Version Case Law of the Boards of Appeal available

Posted: September 19th, 2019

The 9th edition of the Case Law of the Boards of Appeal is now available on the EPO website. The PDF version can be accessed here. A printed version can still be ordered and will be available mid September.

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CJEU – Bayer / Art. 9 (7) Enforcement Directive / “appropriate compensation”

Posted: September 18th, 2019

CJEU preliminary ruling judgment in C-688/17 (Bayer) provides interpretation on Art. 9 (7) of the Directive 48/2004/EC (Enforcement Directive) based on a referral from the Hungarian court On September 12, 2019 the Court of Justice laid down its decision in C-688/17 (Bayer) in a preliminary ruling proceeding coming from the Metropolitan Court, Budapest, about the […]

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CJEU – Eli Lilly v. Genentech / Request for a preliminary ruling ‘manifestly inadmissible’

Posted: September 17th, 2019

Eli Lilly and Company v. Genentech Inc., Reference for a preliminary ruling, 5 September 2019, Case C‑239/19 “[T]he justification for a reference for a preliminary ruling is not that it enables such opinions to be delivered but rather that it is necessary for the effective resolution of a dispute concerning EU law (judgment of 13 […]

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UPC – Ratification of the UPC Agreement by Germany: Waiting for Godot?

Posted: September 12th, 2019

Ratification of the UPC Agreement by Germany: Waiting for Godot? By Dr. Tobias Wuttke and Carolin Stenz, Meissner Bolte With its response dated 31 July 2019 to the brief parliamentary enquiry (in the following “Brief Inquiry”) of the German Parliament’s Liberal Party (“FDP”), the German Federal Government has fuelled new speculation of potential delays of the […]

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CJEU – Royalty Pharma Collection Trust and Sandoz v. Searle / SPC

Posted: September 12th, 2019

Joined Cases C‑650/17 and C‑114/18, Royalty Pharma Collection Trust joined party Deutsches Patent- und Markenamt (Request for a preliminary ruling from the Bundespatentgericht (Germany)) and Sandoz Ltd, Hexal AG v. G.D. Searle LLC, Janssen Sciences Ireland (Request for a preliminary ruling from the Court of Appeal (England & Wales), Opinion of Advocate General Hogan, 11 September […]

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EPLAW – Save the date – Annual General Assembly and Congress

Posted: September 10th, 2019

The EPLAW General Assembly and Congress will be held on 29 November 2019 in Brussels. The agenda and details for registration will be provided to EPLAW members separately. As in previous years, a reception will be held on the evening before the Congress.

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EPLAW – WIPO Arbitration and Mediation workshop – Paris, 7 November 2019

Posted: September 9th, 2019

The EPLAW Board is glad to inform that Pierre Véron, Honorary President of EPLAW, will be speaking at the WIPO Arbitration and Mediation workshop to be held in Paris on 7 November 2019. EPLAW is a sponsor of this event. If you would like more information on this event and/or would like to apply, please […]

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