EPLAW PATENT BLOG

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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UK – Teva v Amgen

Posted: December 23rd, 2013

Teva Pharma BV & Anor v Amgen, Inc & Anor [2013] EWHC 3711 (Pat) The High Court has refused to remove from patent proceedings the original owner of the patent in suit (which had assigned the UK designation of the patent, but no other European equivalent patent). BackgroundEuropean Patent No. 1 482 046 ("046") and […]

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NL – NEDAP v. X

Posted: December 16th, 2013

N.V. Nederlandsche Apparatenfabriek “NEDAP” v. X., District Court of The Hague, the Netherlands, 4 December 2013, Case No. C/09/438943 / HA ZA 13-270 X holds EP1391574 for a "security tag assembly” for use in clothing stores. NEDAP Retail markets security tags. Both NEDAP and its customers in Sweden, Germany and various other countries received cease […]

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UK – Adaptive Spectrum and Signal Alignment v British Telecommunications

Posted: December 16th, 2013

Adaptive Spectrum and Signal Alignment Inc. v British Telecommunications PLC Patents Court, London, UK, 3 December 2013, [2013] EWHC 3768 (Pat) Birss J In his judgment, Mr Justice Birss upheld the validity of two patents (“EP’495” and “EP’790”), rejecting BT’s novelty and obviousness attacks.  He found EP’790 to be infringed by one of BT’s systems.  […]

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UK – HTC v. Nokia

Posted: December 9th, 2013

HTC Corporation v. Nokia Corporation, Patents Court, London, UK, 3 December 2013, Case No. [2013] EWHC 3778 (Pat) On 3rd December 2013 the Patents Court granted a final injunction to restrain infringement by HTC Corporation (“HTC”) of a patent for a mobile phone chip belonging to Nokia Corporation (“Nokia”), but granted a partial stay pending […]

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BE – Saint-Gobain v. Knauf Insulation

Posted: November 20th, 2013

Saint-Gobain Isover G+H and Saint-Gobain Construction Products Nederland B.V. v. Knauf Insulation S.P.R.L., Liège Court of appeals, Belgium, 19 September 2013, Case No. 2011/RG/1503 Saint-Gobain is the holder of a European patent (EP 0 399 320) claiming the use of glass fibres with a certain composition and which have a diameter of < 8 µm, […]

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UK – Corma v. Hegler Plastik

Posted: September 30th, 2013

Corma Inc and others v Hegler Plastik GmbH and another, UK Patents Court, 18 September 2013 The defendants in patent infringement proceedings applied for summary judgment, primarily on the basis that the expert evidence filed by the patentee was not credible. The Court held that it would not be appropriate for it to decide, on […]

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NL – Comments on Taste of Nature Holding v. Cresco Handels B.V.

Posted: September 24th, 2013

Comments on Court of Appeal The Hague 28 May 2013, case no.: 200.103.492/01 (Taste of Nature Holding B.V. vs. Cresco Handels B.V.), by Wim Maas, Deterink and Bram van Oeffelt, Patentwerk IntroductionTaste of Nature and Cresco both engage in the production and sale of sprouts and seedlings (edible young vegetable plants). Taste of Nature has […]

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