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NL – Nutrition v. Noba

Posted: April 17th, 2019

Nutrition Sciences N.V. v. Noba B.V., District Court The Hague, The Netherlands, 10 April 2019, Case no. ECLI:NL:RBDHA:2019:3424

Nutrition is active in the field of ingredients for live stock feed and alleges that Noba infringes on the Dutch part of its EP 1 294 371 B2 relating to “medium chain fatty acids applicable as antimicrobial agents”.

In a counter claim, Noba attacks the validity of EP 371. This attack is successful. Using the problem-solution approach, the Court comes to the conclusion that EP 371 is not inventive and invalidates the Dutch part of EP 371.

A copy of the judgment can be read here.

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