EPLAW PATENT BLOG

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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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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