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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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UK – Jarden v. SEB

Posted: March 7th, 2014

Jarden Consumer Solutions (Europe) Ltd v SEB SA and Groupe SEB UK Ltd, Patents Court, 28 February 2014, [2014] EWHC 445 (Pat), Arnold J This case concerned the validity of SEB’s European Patent (UK) No. 2 085 003 entitled “Fryer with automatic fat coating” and whether it was infringed by Jarden’s import and sale of […]

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UK – Collingwood v. Aurora

Posted: February 27th, 2014

Collingwood Lighting Limited v Aurora Limited, Patents Court (Chancery Division), High Court of Justice, London, 10 February 2014, Case No. [2014] EWHC 228 (Pat) Mr Justice Roth of the Patents Court has found for the claimant, Collingwood, against Aurora in an action for infringement under UK Patent No. 2475649. Collingwood contended that Aurora infringed its […]

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NL – Mylan v. Janssen Pharmaceuticals

Posted: February 27th, 2014

Mylan B.V. v. Janssen Pharmaceuticals Inc., District Court The Hague, 11 December 2013, Case No. C/09143 1145 / HA ZA 12-1336 The District Court of the Hague invalidated Janssen’s tramadol-acetaminophen combination SPC on account of a lack of inventive step. The claims of the base patent required the presence of a combination between a tramadol compound […]

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NL – Novartis v. Alvogen

Posted: February 27th, 2014

Novartis AG v. Alvogen IPCO SARL and Focus Farma B.V., District Court The Hague, 23 December 2013, Case No. C/09/452370 / KG ZA 13-1160 The provisional relief judge of the Court of The Hague refused to grant a preliminary injunction against Alvogen and Focus Farma. According to the judge, there was a serious, not to […]

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NO – KRKA Sverige AB and Krka D.D. Novo Mesto v. AstraZeneca AB (esomeprazole)

Posted: February 21st, 2014

KRKA Sverige AB and Krka D.D. Novo Mesto v. AstraZeneca AB, Borgarting Court of Appeal, Norway, 24 January 2014, Case No. 12-103103ASD-BORG/02 On 24 January 2014 Borgarting Court of Appeal rendered its decision in a case between Krka Sverige AB and Krka D.D. Novo Mesto (appellants) and AstraZeneca AB (respondent) regarding AstraZeneca's patent NO 307378. The […]

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