EPLAW PATENT BLOG

UK – Conversant v. Huawei & ZTE / FRAND

Posted: July 9th, 2019

Conversant v Huawei & ZTE [2019] EWHC 1687 (Pat) UK Court considers essentiality and validity of patent in FRAND dispute. Background This judgment represents one of the technical trials in the dispute between Conversant (Claimant) and Huawei and ZTE (together the Defendants). The wider case relates to an ongoing dispute regarding what is a FRAND […]

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NL – INNOVATIONS 4 FLOORING V. UNILIN BEHEER / Appeal

Posted: March 19th, 2019

Unilin Beheer B.V. v. Innovations 4 Flooring Holding N.V., Court of Appeal of The Hague, 5 March 2019, Case No. C/09/483599/ HA ZA 15-243 Introduction Unilin Beheer B.V. (“Unilin”) holds a patent EP 1 026 241 (“EP341”) for a ‘floor covering, consisting of hard floor panels and method for manufacturing such floor panels’. Innovations 4 […]

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NL – Becton Dickinson v. Braun Melsungen

Posted: September 14th, 2017

Becton Dickinson BV v. B. Braun Melsungen AG, District Court of The Hague, 6 September 2017, case no. 521541, ECLI:NL:RBDHA:2017:9997 This judgment of the District Court of The Hague concerns a nullity action lodged by Becton Dickinson B.V. against B. Braun Melsungen AG in relation to the (Dutch part of the) European patent EP 2 […]

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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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