EPLAW PATENT BLOG

UK – Blue Gentian Llc & Anor v Tristar Products

Posted: January 15th, 2014

Blue Gentian Llc & Anor v Tristar Products (UK) Ltd & Anor, Patents Court (Birss J), London, UK, Case No. [2013] EWHC 4098 (Pat) In its judgment of 20 December 2013 the High Court of England and Wales decided a case regarding expandable garden water hoses. The trial was expedited, resulting in a speedy (and relatively […]

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UK – Hospira v. Novartis

Posted: January 10th, 2014

Hospira UK Ltd and Generics (UK) Ltd v Novartis AG Court of Appeal, [2013] EWCA Civ 1663 Patten LJ, Tomlinson LJ, Floyd LJ In its judgment of 19 December 2013, the Court of Appeal dismissed Novartis’ appeal against a decision of Arnold J that a claim, namely claim 7, of Novartis’ patent EP(UK) 1 296 […]

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UK – Smith & Nephew v Convatec

Posted: January 10th, 2014

Smith & Nephew PLC v Convatec Technologies Inc., High Court of Justice, Patents Court, London, UK, 12 December 2013, [2013] EWHC 3955 (Pat) The High Court has found that Smith & Nephew’s process for preparing silverised wound dressings did not infringe Convatec’s patent.  Earlier development work which did infringe the patent and which was used […]

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UK – Motorola v. Microsoft

Posted: January 10th, 2014

Motorola Mobility LLC and another v. Microsoft, Court of Appeal (Civil Division), London [2013] EWCA Civ 1613 The Chancellor of the High Court, Sir Terence Etherton; Kitchin LJ and Jackson LJ In a judgment handed down on 11 December 2013, the English Court of Appeal has dismissed Motorola’s appeal from the Order of Mr Justice […]

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NL – Unilever v. Procter & Gamble

Posted: January 7th, 2014

Unilever N.V. v. Procter & Gamble Nederland B.V., Procter & Gamble Distribution Company (Europe) BVBA, Procter & Gamble International Operations SA, The Procter & Gamble Company, Preliminary Injunction Judge of the District Court of The Hague, The Netherlands, 19 December 2013 Case Number KG ZA 13-1038, with thanks to Richard Ebbink, Ruprecht Hermans and Jan Pot, […]

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FR – HTC v. Nokia (saisie-contrefaçon)

Posted: January 7th, 2014

HTC v. Nokia: tribunal de grande instance de Paris, France, 29 November 2013, Docket № 13/15971, with thanks to Sabine Agé and Marta Mendes-Moreira, Véron & Associés for sending in the judgment, as well as a translation and summary in English According to the French civil procedure rules, the party seeking an order for a […]

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NL – PPG Industries Chemicals v. Rhodia Chimi

Posted: December 23rd, 2013

PPG Industries Chemicals B.V. v. Rhodia Chimi, District Court The Hague, The Netherlands, 4 December 2013, Case / Docket number C/09/437543 / HA ZA 13-190 Rhodia attempted to obtain a preliminary injunction against PPG on account of infringement of European patent no. 0 520 862 B1 (the “Patent”). In April 2012 Rhodia’s petition was denied for […]

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UK – Virgin Atlantic Airways v Jet Airlines (India) & Zodiac Seats UK

Posted: December 23rd, 2013

Comforted by the seat of justice – No going behind the EPO's decision to grant a patent, by Adam Cooke and Claire Bennett, DLA Piper The Court of Appeal has today ruled in Virgin Atlantic Airways v Jet Airlines (India) & Zodiac Seats UK and others that the English courts cannot go behind the European Patent […]

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UK – Teva v Amgen

Posted: December 23rd, 2013

Teva Pharma BV & Anor v Amgen, Inc & Anor [2013] EWHC 3711 (Pat) The High Court has refused to remove from patent proceedings the original owner of the patent in suit (which had assigned the UK designation of the patent, but no other European equivalent patent). BackgroundEuropean Patent No. 1 482 046 ("046") and […]

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NL – NEDAP v. X

Posted: December 16th, 2013

N.V. Nederlandsche Apparatenfabriek “NEDAP” v. X., District Court of The Hague, the Netherlands, 4 December 2013, Case No. C/09/438943 / HA ZA 13-270 X holds EP1391574 for a "security tag assembly” for use in clothing stores. NEDAP Retail markets security tags. Both NEDAP and its customers in Sweden, Germany and various other countries received cease […]

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