Posted: March 30th, 2018
Coloplast holds EP ‘729 for a ‘ready-to-use urine catheter assembly’. The package according to the patent is a so called ‘wet package’. Contrary to the Technical Board of Appeal, the Court of Appeal rules that a catheter in a ‘wet package’ is not inventive. The Court of Appeal further states that once put on the track of ‘wet packaging’ it is a one way street to choose a gas impermeable packaging.
A copy of the judgment can be read here.