EPLAW PATENT BLOG

BE – BioPheresis Technologies Inc v. State of Belgium

Posted: February 4th, 2014

BioPheresis Technologies Inc v. State of Belgium, Constitutional Court Belgium, 16 January 2014, Case No 3/2014, with thanks to Eric de Gryse, Simont Braun, for sending in the judgment as well as a summary in English In a judgment of 16 January 2014, the Belgian Constitutional court answered a request for a preliminary ruling by […]

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NO – STS Gruppen v. Stillasgruppen cs

Posted: January 27th, 2014

STA Gruppen AS v. Stillasgruppen AS and Stillastjenester, Borgarting Court of Appeal, Norway, 6 January 2014, Case No. 12-087681ASD-BORG/01  On 6 January 2014 Borgarting Court of appeal rendered its decision in a case between StS Gruppen AS (appellant) and Stillasgruppen AS and Stillastjenester (respondents) regarding StS Gruppen's patent NO 317999 concerning a device for security systems […]

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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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