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UK – Teva v. AstraZeneca

Posted: September 24th, 2014

Teva UK Limited and Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Limited v AstraZeneca AB UK, Patents Court, Neutral Citation Number: [2014] EWHC 2873 (Pat) The UK Patents Court has held, in a judgment handed down on 9 September 2014, that European Patent (UK) No. 1 085 877, which concerned a treatment for asthma, was invalid on the ground […]

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UK – Abott v. Design & Display

Posted: September 24th, 2014

Abbott and Chasmer v Design & Display and Eureka Display, Intellectual Property Enterprise Court, UK, Case no. [2014] EWHC 2924 (IPEC)  This decision concerned an assessment of an account of profits following an earlier decision that the claimants’ European Patent (UK) No. 1 816 931 was valid and infringed.  Whilst the judgment is very fact […]

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NL – Ajinomoto v. Global Biochem

Posted: September 8th, 2014

Ajinomoto Co. Inc. et al v. Global Biochem (Global), District Court The Hague, The Netherlands, 27 August 2014, Case no. HA ZA 06-2131 Ajinomoto and Global Biochem (Global) are involved in litigation relating to biotechnologically produced lysin. (Interlocutory) decisions on the merits regarding validity and infringement have already been rendered by the District court of […]

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UK – William Mark v. Gift House International

Posted: September 5th, 2014

William Mark Corporation and China Industries Limited v Gift House International Limited, Intellectual Property Enterprise Court, HH Judge Hacon, London, UK, 22 August 2014, Case No. [2014] EWHC 2845 (IPEC) In a judgment of the Intellectual Property Enterprise Court (IPEC) handed down on 22 August 2014, the two patents in suit – UK patent no. GB 2482275 […]

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ES – Astellas Pharma v. Synthon Hispania

Posted: September 5th, 2014

Astellas Pharma Inc. et al. v Synthon Hispania et al., Barcelona Commercial Court no. 10, 30 June 2014, ordinary declarative action 725/2011 – 2, judgment no. 118/2014  Patent infringed despite restrictive functional interpretation of product features Astellas Pharma Inc. (and others) sued Synthon Hispania (and others) for infringement of the Spanish part of European patent […]

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UK – ASSIA v BT

Posted: August 27th, 2014

Adaptive Spectrum and Signal Alignment Inc v British Telecom Communications PLC, Patents Court, 22 July 2014, [2014] EWHC 2730 (Pat), Birss J In a decision of 22 July 2014, the Patents Court proposed new directions in a follow-on action for a declaration of non-infringement in relation to a product that had been modified following a […]

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UK – Eli Lilly v HGS / SPC

Posted: August 13th, 2014

Eli Lilly and Company v Human Genome Sciences Inc, Patents Court, 18 July 2014, [2014] EWHC 2404 (Pat), Warren J The unenviable task of implementing the CJEU ruling in Eli Lilly v HGS (C-493/12 here, on the meaning of “protected” by a basic patent, and reported in the EPLAW Patent Blog here) fell to Warren […]

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UK – Nampak v. Alpla

Posted: August 13th, 2014

Nampak Plastics Europe Limited v. Alpla UK Limited, High Court of Justice, London, UK, 3 July 2014, Case No [2014] EWHC 2196 (Pat) Nampak is the proprietor of GB 2 494 349 entitled “Plastic Container”. This judgment arises from Alpla’s application for summary judgment under CPR Part 24 on its claim for a declaration of […]

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UK – Actavis v Pharmacia (Part 2)

Posted: July 30th, 2014

Actavis Group PTC EHF v Pharmacia LLC, Patents Court, 24 July 2014, [2014] EWHC 2611 (Pat), Arnold J As recently reported on the EPLAW Patent Blog (here), the English Patents Court had refused to stay validity proceedings relating to the UK designation of a European patent whilst opposition proceedings were on-going at the EPO, despite […]

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UK – AGA v. Occlutech

Posted: July 30th, 2014

AGA Medical Corporation v Occlutech (UK) Limited, High Court, 22 July 2014, Case No. HC11C02009, Neutral Citation Number: [2014] EWHC 2506 (Pat), with thanks to Gregor Grant, Graham Burnett-Hall and Gina Lodge, Marks&Clerk for sending in the case and a head note and summary The Patents Court in London has held AGA’s patent for an […]

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