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NL – Coloplast v. Hollister / No Cassation

Posted: November 27th, 2019

Coloplast A/S v. Medical4You, Supreme Court of the Netherlands, 22 November 2019, Case No. ECLI:NL:HR:2019:1833

Coloplast holds European patent EP 1 145 729 with regard to a ready-to-use urinary catheter assembly. On appeal, the patent -while using the problem/solution and could/would approach- was revoked due to lack of inventive step. Coloplast now appeals to the Supreme Court.

The Supreme Court holds that Coloplast’s appeal in cassation is to be rejected. No further considerations are given, since the complaints in the cassation appeal do not require answering legal questions in the interest of the unity of law or legal development.

The Supreme Court decision can be read here.
A copy of the decision on appeal can be read here.

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