EPLAW PATENT BLOG

BE – Herstal v. Secubit

Posted: February 8th, 2021

FN Herstal v. Secubit Ltd. and Secubit Inc., French-speaking commercial Court of Brussels (injunction proceedings) December 18, 2020 A/19/02292 Proceedings for infringement of patent EP’292 of FN Herstal concerning a device for detecting and counting shots fired from an automatic or semi-automatic firearm, capable of discriminating the “type” of ammunition used. Counterclaim for (partial) nullity […]

READ MORE

UK – Fisher & Paykel v. Flexicare

Posted: February 2nd, 2021

Fisher & Paykel v Flexicare The Patents Court has handed down judgment upholding Fisher & Paykel (“F&P”)’s patent EP (UK) No. 2 025 359 entitled “Components for breathing circuits” (the “Patent”) as valid and infringed. The judgment also provides useful guidance on the stepwise approach to instructing experts in patent actions. Background The Patent covers […]

READ MORE

ES – COURT OF APPEALS OF BARCELONA – PATENT HOLDER V. SOLUCIONES BIOREGENERATIVAS – Contributory infringement

Posted: January 28th, 2021

In this appeal decision dated 12 November 2020, the Barcelona Court of Appeals reversed a first instance judgment which had declared the existence of contributory patent infringement. Contrary to the first instance court, the Court of Appeals considered that since the concerned means for the implementation of the patented invention were products commonly found in […]

READ MORE

UK – Coloplast v. Salts

Posted: January 25th, 2021

Coloplast A/S v Salts Healthcare Limited [2021] EWHC 3 (Pat) (18 January 2021) In this judgment Nicholas Caddick QC, sitting as a Deputy High Court Judge, found Coloplast’s patent for a “comfort layer” for an ostomy bag invalid for obviousness over the common general knowledge and also over five separate prior art citations. The lengthy […]

READ MORE

DE – Truvada / Supreme Court / SPC

Posted: January 19th, 2021

Introduction The recent decision “Truvada” of the Federal German Supreme Court, dated 22 September 2020 (docket no. X ZR 172/18) is a landmark decision in the field of supplementary protection certificates („SPCs“). According to the decision, the legitimate legal interest (“Rechtsschutzbedürfnis”) for filing a nullity action after the expiry of the term of an SPC […]

READ MORE

ES – Corning v. Huawei / Appeal

Posted: January 12th, 2021

Corning v. Huawei / Court of Appeals of Barcelona, 16 October 2020, Docket No. 1686/2018 / Effects of a patent limitation at the EPO in appeal Court proceedings On 16 October 2020, the Court of Appeals of Barcelona issued a ruling exhaustively addressing the effects on national appeal Court proceedings of a patent limitation agreed […]

READ MORE

UK – OnePlus v. Mitsubishi

Posted: December 24th, 2020

Oneplus Technology (Shenzhen) Co Ltd and others v Mitsubishi Electric Corporation and another [2020] EWCA Civ 1562 (19 November 2020) In this judgment of the Court of Appeal (Floyd LJ giving the main judgment, and Males LJ giving a short second judgment in agreement) upheld the decision of the first instance judge, Sir Alastair Norris, […]

READ MORE

NL – MERCK SHARP & DOHME v. WYETH

Posted: November 25th, 2020

Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp. v. Wyeth LLC, District Court The Hague, The Netherlands, 11 November 2020, Case No. ECLI:NL:RBDHA:2020:11386 Wyeth holds EP 2 676 679, relating to “Formulations which stabilize and inhibit precipitation of immunogenic compositions”. MSD seeks to revoke EP ‘679 and succeeds. The Court rules that there is added matter that could […]

READ MORE

NL – Sisvel v. Xiaomi

Posted: November 12th, 2020

Sisvel International S.A. v. Xiaomi Corporation et al. District Court The Hague, 4 November 2020, Case no. ECLI:NL:RBDHA:2020:11108 The Sisvel group controls an extensive patent portfolio in the field of wireless communications. Sisvel accuses Xiaomi of infringing on one of the managed (LTE standard essential) patents, namely EP 272, by trading in mobile phones that […]

READ MORE