EPLAW PATENT BLOG

NL – HE Licenties v. VG Colours

Posted: July 18th, 2019

HE Licenties B.V. vs. VG Colours B.V., District Court of The Hague, The Netherlands,  19 June 2019, ECLI:NL:RBDHA:2019:6407 Introduction HE Licenties B.V. (”HE Licenties”) is a wholesaler of flowers and plants and, more in particular, colored orchids (and licensor of related technology). VG Colours B.V. (”VG Colours”) is involved in, among other things, the artificial […]

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NL – Philips v. Wiko / FRAND / Appeal

Posted: July 5th, 2019

Koninklijke Philips N.V. v. Wiko SAS, Court of Appeal The Hague, The Netherlands, 2 juli 2019, Case no. 200.219.487/01 In an interim ruling the Court of Appeal earlier ruled that the claims according to the second auxiliary request are deemed to be valid and infringed by Wiko (see here). Wiko’s FRAND defence is the topic […]

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NL – Mobile Sanitary Solutions v. TWT Verhuur

Posted: May 31st, 2019

Mobile Sanitary Solutions B.V. v. TWT Verhuur B.V., court of Appeal The Hague, The Netherlands, 28 May 2019, Case no. ECLI:NL:GHDHA:2019:1182 MSS holds EP 2 780 515 entitled ‘Mobile sanitary unit for accommodating at least three sanitary facilities’. The Court of Appeal like the Judge in first instance rules that here is a serious, non […]

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NL – Philips v. Asus / Appeal / FRAND

Posted: May 9th, 2019

Koninklijke Philips N.V. v. Asustek Computers Inc., Asus Europe B.V. and Asus Holland B.V., Court of Appeal The Hague, The Netherlands, 7 May 2019, Case No. 200.221.250/01 Philips successfully appeals an earlier judgment regarding Philips’ Standard Essential European Patent EP 1 623 511 for a ‘Communication System’ (‘EP ‘511’). A copy of the earlier judgment […]

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DK – ELI LILLY V. MYLAN / THE DANISH MARITIME AND COMMERCIAL HIGH COURT (TADALAFIL)

Posted: March 14th, 2019

Eli Lilly and Company, ICOS Corporation, and Eli Lilly Danmark A/S (“Eli Lilly”) v. Generics (UK) Limited and Mylan AB (“Mylan”), the Danish Maritime and Commercial High Court, Case number BS-33415/2018-SHR, 1 February 2019 The case concerns infringement of Eli Lilly’s patent DK/EP 1 173 181 T6 (“DK/EP ‘181”) which relates to the use of […]

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IT – Saima v. Plexa, Holacheck and Securconsult

Posted: March 12th, 2019

Saima Sicurezza S.p.A. (“Saima”), a company active in the security sector, brought a patent infringement and unfair competition action before the Court of Milan against Plexa srl, Holacheck srl and Securconsult. The plaintiff is the owner of the Italian patent no. IT 1.396.496 (“IT ’496”), concerning a system for managing passenger access control in public […]

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UK – Technetix v. Teleste

Posted: February 13th, 2019

Technetix B.V. & Ors v. Teleste Limited, High Court, London, UK, 29 January 2019, Neutral Citation Number: [2019] EWHC 126 (IPEC) This case was brought by the patentee, Technetix B.V (and two licensees) claiming infringement of UK Patent No. 2,382,473 B (“UK’473”), a patent relating to cable tap units used in the distribution of signals […]

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UK – Garmin v. Philips

Posted: February 8th, 2019

Garmin (Europe) Limited v Koninklijke Philips N.V., Patents Court, London, UK, 29 January 2019, case no. [2019] EWHC 107 (Ch) This was a claim brought by Garmin for revocation of Philips’ patent EP (UK) 1,076,806 B1 relating to a portable GPS based athletic performance monitor and to the use of the device in an external […]

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NL – Ancientgrain v. Bakels Senior

Posted: December 7th, 2018

Ancientgrain B.V. v. Bakels Senior N.V., District Court The Hague, The Netherlands, 21 November 2018, Case No. ECLI:NL:RBDHA:2018:13960 Two Dutch patents of Ancientgrain relating to processed ‘Teff-grain’ (Eragrostis grain) lack inventive step and are thus not infringed by Bakels. A message sent to potential Teff growers (the ‘Teff-document’) before the application date of the patents […]

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