EPLAW PATENT BLOG

NL – Boskalis v. Dredging

Posted: June 14th, 2017

District Court of The Hague 7 June 2017, Case no. 485407 / HA ZA 15-370, ECLI:NL:RBDHA:2017:5959, Baggermaatschappij Boskalis B.V. (‘Boskalis’) v. Dredging International N.V. (‘Dredging’) The present nullity proceedings initiated by Boskalis concern the dutch designation of European Patent EP 1 888 849 B2 for an “Apparatus with flexibly mounted spud carriage” held by Dredging. […]

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NL – Biogen and Hoffman La Roche v. Celltrion and Mundipharma

Posted: May 31st, 2017

District Court The Hague, The Netherlands, 12 May 2017, Case No. ECLI:NL:RBDHA:2017:5035 Injunction against biosimilar of Retuximab denied. Reasonable chance that the patent will be invalidated due to added matter. A copy of the judgment can be read here.

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UK – Curt G Joa v. Fameccanica Data

Posted: May 24th, 2017

Curt G Joa, Inc v Fameccanica Data SpA, UK, Intellectual Property Enterprise Court, Hacon HHJ, 24 May 2017 This case concerned a patent for “disposable absorbent garments”, including nappies/diapers and adult incontinence garments. By the time the case came to trial, the patentee had made both unconditional and conditional applications to amend the claims of […]

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UK – Synthon B.V. v Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Limited

Posted: May 8th, 2017

The Court of Appeal recently handed down its decision in Synthon BV v Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Limited, upholding Birss J’s decision at first instance that Teva’s patent relating to glatiramer acetate (“GA”) (EP (UK) 2 361 924) was valid but that claim 20 and dependent claims were invalid for added matter. GA is a mixture […]

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UK – IPCom v. HTC

Posted: March 27th, 2017

IPCom v HTC, UK Court of Appeal, 28 February 2017, neutral citation number [2017] EWCA Civ 90 The Court of Appeal has handed down the latest decision in the long running litigation between IPCom and HTC. IPCom had appealed the High Court’s decision that HTC’s smartphones did not infringe IPCom’s European Patent (UK) 1 841 […]

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UK – Novartis AG v Focus Pharmaceuticals UK

Posted: January 6th, 2017

Novartis Ag v Focus Pharmaceuticals UK Ltd, UK, Court of Appeal, Lord Justice Kitchin, Lord Justice Floyd and Lord Justice Hamblen, 21 December 2016 This judgement was an appeal from a decision of Mr Justice Arnold who had previously found Novartis’ patent for transdermal patches containing rivastigmine used to prevent, treat or delay the progression […]

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UK – MSD v. Shionogi

Posted: December 21st, 2016

Merck Sharp and Dohme Limited v Shionogi & Co. Limited, High Court of England and Wales (Arnold J), 25 November 2015, Neutral Citation Number [2016] EWHC 2989 (Pat) The claimant, Merck, sought revocation of Shionogi’s EP(UK) 1 422 218. The defendant, Shionogi, counterclaimed for infringement by Merck’s integrase inhibitor raltegravir, marketed as Isentress. Shionogi made […]

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NL – Hewlett-Packard v. Benson Image

Posted: December 13th, 2016

Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P. (“HP”) v. Benson Image B.V., Top Printing B.V. and Agiostar B.V. (“Benson”), District Court of The Hague, the Netherlands, 30 November 2016, Case number 504637 / HA ZA 16-125 HP is the owner of European Patent EP 01 737 669 for a ‘fluid ejection device’, applied for on 6 April 2005 […]

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UK – Nicocigs v. Fontem

Posted: September 13th, 2016

Nicocigs Limited v. Fontem Holdings 1 BV, UK Patents Court, Mr John Baldwin QC, 2 September 2016, 2016 EWHC 2161 (Pat) In this action Nicocigs sought to revoke European Patent (UK) 2 022 349 and/or a declaration that its products did not infringe the patent.  The patent concerned electronic cigarettes, a market that has expanded […]

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