EPLAW PATENT BLOG

UK – Shanks v Unilever

Posted: June 6th, 2014

Ian Alexander Shanks v. Unilever, High Court of England and Wales, Patents Court (Arnold J), London, UK, 23 May 2014, Case No. [2014] EWHC 1647 (Pat) In its judgment of 23 May 2014 the High Court of England and Wales decided a case regarding an employee’s claim for compensation in respect of patents concerning devices […]

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NL – Ruma v. Shell

Posted: June 5th, 2014

Ruma Rubber B.V. v. Shell Internationale Research Maatschappij B.V., District Court The Hague, The Netherlands, 4 June 2014, Case. No. C/09/407089 / HA ZA 11-2660 Reclaiming of patent rights. In view of the terms of the contract between parties, Ruma can not (re)claim Shell's patent rights. Procedural costs: In view of the Bericap caselaw, proceedings […]

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NL – Topkip v. Storteboom

Posted: June 2nd, 2014

Topkip v. Storteboom, District Court The Hague, The Netherlands, 2 April 2014, Case no.: C/09/443124 HA ZA 13-571 Topkip develops and trades in poultry slaughter lines. Topkip owns European Patent EP 1 280 426 for a ‘Method for cooling slaughtered poultry’ (the “Patent”). Compared to the prior art, the Patent aims to improve cooling of […]

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NL – Novartis v. Sun Pharmaceutical Industries

Posted: June 2nd, 2014

Novartis AG v. Sun Pharmaceutical Industries (Europe) BV, preliminary injunction case before the District Court of The Hague, the Netherlands, 12 May 2014, case number C/09/460540 / KG ZA 14-185 A predecessor of Novartis invented the biphosphate zoledronic acid, used for oncological medications. Novartis created a product with zoledronic acid as the active ingredient, which […]

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UK – Swarovski-Optik v. Leica Camera

Posted: May 30th, 2014

Swarovski-Optik KG v. Leica Camera AG & Leica Camera AG, Court of Appeal, London, UK, 15 May 2014, Case no. [2014] EWCA Civ 637 The Court of Appeal has upheld the decision of the Patents Court, which held that Swarovski-Optik’s patent for a telescope design which provided for a wide field of view across all […]

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UK – Rovi v. Virgin Media

Posted: May 30th, 2014

Rovi Solutions Corporation v. Virgin Media Limited, Patents Court (Chancery Division), High Court of Justice, London, UK, 15 May 20014, Case No. [2014] EWHC 1559 (Pat) Mr Justice Mann of the Patents Court found for the defendant, Virgin Media, against Rovi in an action for infringement under EP (UK) 0 862 833. Rovi contended that […]

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UK – Generics (UK) (Mylan) v. Gedeon Richter

Posted: May 30th, 2014

Generics (UK) Ltd (Trading As Mylan) v. Richter Gedeon Vegyeszeti Gyar RT, Patents Court (Chancery Division), High Court of Justice, London, UK, 22 May 2014, Case No. [2014] EWHC 1666 (Pat) Mr Justice Sales sitting in the Patents Court has held that Richter Gedeon Vegyeszeti Gyar RT’s (“Gedeon Richter”) EP (UK) Patent No. 1 448 […]

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BE – Syral Belgium v. Roquette Frères – Access to expert’s report denied until ruling on patent validity

Posted: May 27th, 2014

Syral Belgium NV v. Roquette Frères SA, Ghent Court of Appeal, Belgium, 31 March 2014, Case nr. 2014/7349, with thanks to Philippe de Jong and Xanne Holvoet, Altius, for sending in the case as well as a summary in English Based on Article 19.2 of the Judicial Code, the Court of Appeal issued a preliminary […]

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NL – Sanofi-Aventis v. Amylin

Posted: May 22nd, 2014

Sanofi-Aventis Deutschland GmbH v. Amylin Pharmaceuticals Inc, District Court The Hague, The Netherlands, 21 May 2014, Case No. C/09/435136 / HA ZA 13-65 A further (third) amendment of a claim is unallowable in view of the late timing. Read the entire judgment (in Dutch) here.

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UK – Phil & Ted’s Most Excellent Buggy Company v TFK

Posted: May 2nd, 2014

Phil & Ted's Most Excellent Buggy Company Ltd v (1) TFK Trends for Kids GmbH (2) Oliver Beger (3) Udo Beger, 16 April 2014, [2014] EWCA Civ 469, The Chancellor of the High Court, Sir Terence Etherton, Kitchen LJ and Sir Stanley BuntonThe Court of Appeal has dismissed TFK's appeal against a decision of HHJ […]

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