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NL – Ferring v. Reprise Biopharmaceutics, Serenity and Allergan

Posted: April 30th, 2014

Ferring v. Reprise Biopharmaceutics LLC, Serenity Pharmaceuticals LLC and Allergan Inc and Ferring B.V. v. Allergan Inc and anonymus person, District Court The Hague, the Netherlands, 12 March 2014, Case Numbers HA ZA 11-2167 and HA ZA 11-2849 Action claiming entitlement to a patent. When ruling on entitlement to a patent the application as filed […]

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UK – Hospira v. Genentech

Posted: April 23rd, 2014

Hospira UK Limited v Genentech Inc, Patents Court, 10 April 2014, [2014] EWHC 1094 (Pat), Birss J The Patents Court found two of Genentech’s patents for Herceptin (trastuzumab) invalid, and granted Hospira a declaration of non-infringement in respect of certain trastuzumab formulations.  One patent was for a dosage regimen and the other for a purified […]

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DE – Eli Lilly v. Actavis

Posted: April 11th, 2014

Eli Lilly and Company v. Actavis Group PTC ehf, Actavis Deutschland GmbH & Co. KG and the general manager of its managing entity; Dusseldorf District Court, judgment dated 3 April 2014, docket no. 4b O 114/12, with thanks to Andreas von Falck, Daniel Brook and Stephan Neuhaus, Hogan Lovells, for sending in the judgment, as […]

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FR – Biogaran v. Laboratoires Negma / Damages

Posted: April 11th, 2014

Biogaran v. Laboratoires Negma, Laboratoire Medidom, cour d’appel de Paris, 31 January 2014, Docket № 12/05485, with thanks to Marta Mendes Moreira, Sophie Place and Céline Ruste, Véron & Associés, for providing the judgmen as well as a translation thereof and a summary in English Claimant to pay €3,650,000 of damages for an interim injunction on […]

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UK – Starsight v. Virgin

Posted: April 9th, 2014

Starsight Telecast Inc and United Video Properties Inc v Virgin Media Limited, Virgin Media Payments Limited and Tivo Inc, Patents Court, 26 March 2014, [2014] EWHC 828 (Pat), Arnold J The Opposition Division had held that the patent as granted contained added subject matter and upheld the patent in amended form, but that decision was […]

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NL – Schnell v. Schilt Engineering / Appeal

Posted: March 26th, 2014

Schnell S.P.A. v. Schilt Engineering B.V.and Schilt Engineering Export B.v., Court of Appeal The Hague, the Netherlands, 4 March 2014, Case No. 200.116.236/01, with thanks to Martin Luten, Arnold+Siedsma, for sending in the case and a summary in English  the case concerns a judgement in appeal following the decision in first instance (which may be […]

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FR – Dreyfuss v. Zalando (production of documents written in a foreign language before a French court)

Posted: March 18th, 2014

Dreyfuss v. Zalando, Vente-privée.com and Roberto Design: tribunal de grande instance de Paris, 30 January 2014, Docket № 12/06599, with thanks to Pierre Véron, Véron & Associés, for sending in the judgment and providing a summary in English An exhibit in a foreign language can be accepted by a French court without translation if the […]

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UK – Samsung v Apple

Posted: March 18th, 2014

Samsung Electronics Co Ltd v (1) Apple Retail UK Ltd (2) Apple Sales International, Court of Appeal (Civil Division), 11 March 2014, [2014] EWCA Civ 250, Moore-Bick LJ, Rimer LJ and Kitchin LJ The Court of Appeal granted Samsung’s application to adjourn the hearing of its appeal of the decision that two of its UK […]

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NL – Ferring v. Reprise Biopharmaceutics

Posted: March 12th, 2014

Ferring B.V. v. Reprise Biopharmaceutics LLC et al. and Ferring B.V. v. Allergan Inc., District Court The Hague, The Netherlands, 12 March 2014, Case No. HA ZA 11-2167 and HA-ZA 11-2849 Ferring unsuccessfully tries to repossess various patents and applications. Nu full costs are awarded. According to the Court, a repossession based on Art. 61 […]

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UK – Brundle v Perry

Posted: March 12th, 2014

F H Brundle v Richard Perry and (1) Betafence Limited (2) Britannia Fasteners Limited, Intellectual Property Enterprise Court, 6 March 2014, [2014] EWHC 475 (IPEC), HHJ Hacon Brundle (a wholesaler of metal products) succeeded in its action under section 70 Patents Act 1977 for groundless threats of patent infringement proceedings. Brundle relied on three letters […]

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