EPLAW PATENT BLOG

UK – Teva v. Grünenthal / Invalidity for lack of plausibility

Posted: August 17th, 2023

UK court finds patent invalid for lack of plausibility across the scope of the claims On 24 July 2023, Meade J handed down his decision in Teva v Grünenthal [2023] EWHC 1836 (Pat) concerning EP (UK) 1 457 208 (the “Patent”) which relates to a formulation of testosterone undecanoate (“TU”) with castor oil and benzyl […]

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NL – Edwards v. Angiocare

Posted: August 7th, 2023

Edwards Lifesciences Corporation v. Angiocare B.V., Meril GmbH and Meril Life Sciences PVT Ltd, District Court The Hague, The Netherlands, 26 July 2023, Matter Number HA ZA 22-460 Edwards holds EP 930 relating to a ‘Leaflet attachment frame for a prosthetic valve’ that claims a balloon catheter assembly featuring an inflatable balloon and an expandable […]

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News – Book: Research Handbook on Empirical Studies in Intellectual Property Law

Posted: July 27th, 2023

Research Handbook on Empirical Studies in Intellectual Property Law, edited by Estelle Derclaye, Professor of Intellectual Property Law, School of Law, University of Nottingham, UK “This comprehensive Research Handbook explores empirical legal studies of intellectual property law. It covers research from four continents and offers unique conclusions to aid in the creation and understanding of […]

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ES – CAPSA v. BLUESPACE & EMBAMAT

Posted: July 5th, 2023

Commercial Courts of Barcelona (Patents Section) CAPSA v BLUESPACE & EMBAMAT, Judgment of 16 January 2023, Main Proceedings 1346/2018 and 534/2019, Case no. ECLI:ES:JMB:2023:145 In this interesting decision, the Patents Section of the Barcelona Commercial Courts addressed two key procedural issues that are often encountered in patent infringement proceedings: the legal standing of parent holding […]

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NL – [x] v. the Inspector of the Tax Authorities/Customs

Posted: July 4th, 2023

[x] v. the Inspector of the Tax Authorities/Customs, Groningen office, Provisional relief judge District Court North Holland, 17 April 2023, Case no. ECLI:NL:RBNHO:2023:4754 Customs. Requests for preliminary injunction for release of “crimping tools”. These have not been released due to the granting of a request for enforcement from the patent holder on the basis of […]

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UK – Optis v. Apple / FRAND judgment

Posted: June 20th, 2023

Optis v. Apple / FRAND judgment, 10 May 2023, Mr Justice Smith, Case No. [2023] EWHC 1095 (Ch) The judgment relates to “Trial E” – the “FRAND” trial and follows technical trials A-D concerned with questions of validity and/or essentiality in respect of certain patents. There are three particularly important themes arising from the judgment. […]

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UK – Sandoz and Teva v. BMS / Plausibility

Posted: May 19th, 2023

Sandoz Limited and Anor v. Bristol-Myers Squibb Holdings Ireland Unlimited Company [2023] EWCA Civ 472 The Court of Appeal has dismissed BMS’appeal against the Patents Court’s finding that EP (UK) 1 427 415 (the “Patent”) is invalid. This case is notable as it is the first in the UK to considerthe recent Enlarged Board of […]

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NL – Hanwa v. LONGHi NL / Evidence

Posted: April 5th, 2023

Hanwa Solutions Corporation v. LONGHi (Netherlands) Trading B.V., summary proceedings, District Court Rotterdam, 28 March 2023, Case no. ECLI:NL:RBROT:2023:2715 Access to seized evidentiary materials denied. In earlier summary judgments (here and appeal here) Hanwa succesfully obtained a cross border injunction against LONGi forbidding LONGi to infringe Hanwa’s patents, or to act unlawfully by being involved […]

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UK – InterDigital v. Lenovo / Appeal

Posted: March 9th, 2023

InterDigital Technology Corporation and others v Lenovo Group Limited and others [2023] EWCA Civ 105 (9 February 2023) The Court of Appeal has overturned the finding of Mr Justice Mellor that InterDigital’s patent, EP 3 355 537 (the “Patent”), was invalid. Mellor J had found that the Patent was essential to Release 6 of the […]

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ES – TWO-WAY MEDIA v. TELEFÓNICA

Posted: February 27th, 2023

Commercial Court No. 4 of Barcelona, 17 October 2022, case no. 517/2017 In an extensive judgment issued in the framework of patent litigation related to Internet TV services, Commercial Court No. 4 of Barcelona has addressed some issues of particular interest due to their unusual nature within the customary legal handling of patent matters in […]

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