EPLAW PATENT BLOG

ES – SCA vs. ICT

Posted: July 11th, 2018

Barcelona Commercial Court No. 1, SCA TISSUE FRANCE SAS vs. INDUSTRIE CARTARIE TRONCHETTI IBÉRICA S.L., 26 March 2018, Docket No. 84/2018 On 26 March 2016, Barcelona Commercial Court No. 1 issued a first-instance decision declaring that the offering and manufacturing by ICT of several models of toilet paper products infringed SCA’s patent rights. The Court […]

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DK – ELI LILLY V SANDOZ / THE DANISH MARITIME AND COMMERCIAL HIGH COURT (TADALAFIL)

Posted: July 3rd, 2018

Eli Lilly and Company, ICOS Corporation, and Eli Lilly Danmark A/S (“Eli Lilly”) v. Sandoz A/S (“Sandoz”), the Danish Maritime and Commercial High Court, Case number A-49-17, 15 June 2018 The case concerns infringement of Eli Lilly’s patent DK/EP 1 173 181 T6 (“DK/EP ‘181”) which relates to the use of the active substance Tadalafil […]

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UPC – Hungarian Constutional Court rules that UPC Agreement cannot be ratified

Posted: June 29th, 2018

Hungarian Constutional Court rules that UPCA cannot be ratified On 29th June, 2018 the decision of the Hungarian Constitutional Court was published on the Court’s website following the Hungarian Government’s motion for the interpretation of the Hungarian Constitution (Basic Act) in relation to the ratification of the UPC Agreement. Today the Constitutional Court ruled that […]

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CH – Gilead / Truvada SPC – Switzerland to move away from the “infringement test” for future SPCs for Combination Products

Posted: June 21st, 2018

Validity of Gilead’s Swiss TRUVADA® SPC confirmed but Switzerland will move away from the “infringement test” for future SPCs for combination products, By Simon Holzer, Kilian Schärli and Marco Borer, Meyerlustenberger Lachenal * English translation of the decision now included * The Swiss Federal Supreme Court issued a landmark decision concerning the requirements for Supplementary Protection Certificates […]

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NL – High Point v. KPN

Posted: June 20th, 2018

High Point SARL v. KPN B.V., Court of Appeal The Hague, The Netherlands, 5 June 2018, Case no. ECLI:NL:GHDHA:2018:1271 High Point is the owner of EP 0 522 772 which relates to a ‘Wireless access telephone-to-telephone network interface architecture’. It has sued KPN for infringement. KPN, in turn, has claimed the invalidation of EP 772. […]

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NL – RESOLUTION CHEMICALS V. ASTRAZENECA – SUPREME COURT

Posted: June 12th, 2018

Resolution Chemicals Ltd. v. AstraZeneca B.V. and Shionogi Seiyaka Kabushiki Kasiha, Supreme Court of The Netherlands, The Hague, 8 June 2018, Case No. ECLI:NL:HR:2018:854 This case relates to the scope of protection of a patent for a cholesterol inhibitor, more importantly whether or not the description of the patent provides for a limiting definition of […]

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FR – Novartis v. Teva – Valsartan / Amlodipine – € 13,000,000 advance on damages

Posted: June 11th, 2018

Preliminary injunction issued by a French court against Teva’s generic of Novartis’ Exforge anti-hypertensive drug (valsartan/amlodipine) plus €13,000,000 awarded as an advance on damages On 7 June 2018, the tribunal de grande instance of Paris (Judge Marie Courboulay) issued a preliminary injunction against Teva’s generic of Novartis’ anti-hypertensive drug Exforge (valsartan/amlodipine) on the basis of […]

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NL – Nikon v. ASML – Case no. 2

Posted: June 8th, 2018

Nikon Corporation v. ASML Holding N.V., ASML Netherlands B.V. and ASML Systems B.V., District Court of The Hague, 6 June 2018, Case no. ECLI:NL:RBDHA:2018:6542 This is case no. 2 of 11 patent cases between Nikon and ASML. The Court rules that ASML does not infringe the Dutch part of Nikon’s EP 2 157 480 relating […]

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UK – Edwards Lifesciences v. Boston Scientific Scimed

Posted: June 8th, 2018

Edwards Lifesciences LLC v. Boston Scientific Scimed Inc, High Court of Justice, London, UK, 24 May 2018, [2018] EWHC 1256 (Pat) In this judgment of 24 May 2018, the latest in a saga during which the Court of Appeal had upheld an infringement decision of the Patents Court, Arnold J determined the details of a […]

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NL – Plantlab v. Certhon

Posted: June 4th, 2018

Plantlab v. Certhon, District Court of The Hague, 30 May 2018, ECLI:NL:RBDHA:2018:6242 The above matter revolves around the validity of a national and – parallel – European Patent seeking protection for a so-called vertical farming (or: city farming) system and the alleged infringement thereof. Facts On 14 April 2010 (the legal predecessor of) Plantlab Groep […]

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