NL – Hanwa v. LONGHi NL / Evidence

Posted: April 5th, 2023

Hanwa Solutions Corporation v. LONGHi (Netherlands) Trading B.V., summary proceedings, District Court Rotterdam, 28 March 2023, Case no. ECLI:NL:RBROT:2023:2715 Access to seized evidentiary materials denied. In earlier summary judgments (here and appeal here) Hanwa succesfully obtained a cross border injunction against LONGi forbidding LONGi to infringe Hanwa’s patents, or to act unlawfully by being involved […]


UK – InterDigital v. Lenovo / Appeal

Posted: March 9th, 2023

InterDigital Technology Corporation and others v Lenovo Group Limited and others [2023] EWCA Civ 105 (9 February 2023) The Court of Appeal has overturned the finding of Mr Justice Mellor that InterDigital’s patent, EP 3 355 537 (the “Patent”), was invalid. Mellor J had found that the Patent was essential to Release 6 of the […]



Posted: February 27th, 2023

Commercial Court No. 4 of Barcelona, 17 October 2022, case no. 517/2017 In an extensive judgment issued in the framework of patent litigation related to Internet TV services, Commercial Court No. 4 of Barcelona has addressed some issues of particular interest due to their unusual nature within the customary legal handling of patent matters in […]


NL – Sunconfex v. HSD Ecoscreen

Posted: February 14th, 2023

Sunconfex B.V. v. HSD Ecoscreen B.V., District Court The Hague, The Netherlands, 8 February 2023, Case No. ECLI:NL:RBDHA:2023:1334 Sunconfex holds EP 2 426 287 entitled: ‘Fabric holder for roller blinds’. HSD developed and markets a mounting system for roller blinds and is accused of infringing EP ‘287. The Court finds no infringement: “The legs [of […]


UK – AIM Sport Vision v. Supponor

Posted: February 9th, 2023

AIM Sport Vision AG v Supponor Limited and Supponor Oy [2023] EWHC 164 (Pat) The English High Court has held that AIM’s patent concerning virtual advertising billboards (EP (UK) 3 295 663 B1 (“the Patent”)) is both valid and infringed by Supponor’s competing technology. These advertising billboards are used in sports stadiums and relate to […]


IT – Court of Appeal decision touches on filing new prior art documents / generic decision for damage compensation

Posted: February 3rd, 2023

Introduction The Court of Appeal of Milan, through its decision published on 16 January 2023, addressed: (a) the possibility of filing new prior art documents at first instance – after the court-appointed expert (“CAE”) completes his/her assignment – and on appeal; and (b) the requirements for a court to issue a decision finding damages liability […]


NL – Advanced Bionics v. Med-El

Posted: January 26th, 2023

Advanced Bionics Benelux B.V. v. Med-El Elektomedizinische Geräte GmbH, Disctrict Court The Hague, The Netherlands, 18 January 2023, Case no. ECLI:NL:RBDHA:2023:212 Declaration of non infringement. Advanced Bionics and Med-El are companies in the hearing technology industry that develop, manufacture, and distribute implantable hearing systems, including cochlear implant systems. Med-El holds a patent (EP605) which Advanced […]


IT – Claims limitation of a granted patent in PI proceedings

Posted: December 19th, 2022

Introduction With Decision of 29 November 2021, the Court of Milan addressed the issue of the admissibility under Italian law of claims limitation of a granted patent in preliminary injunction (“PI”) proceedings. The relevant provision is Article 79 of the Italian Intellectual Property Code (“IPC”), pursuant to which a patent can be limited in three […]


CJEU – Mylan v. Gilead / referral C-473/22 / Enforcement Directive

Posted: November 30th, 2022

Directive 2004/48/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 29 April 2004 on the enforcement of intellectual property rights (Enforcement Directive) From the report of the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs: “On 03-12-2009, the National Patent and Registration Office issued the Supplementary Protection Certificate No. 266 in Finland on the basis of the […]