EPLAW PATENT BLOG

FR – Warner-Lambert & Pfizer v. generics / Pregabalin PI

Posted: January 20th, 2017

Pregabalin PI in France: a decision dealing with skinny label, second medical use claims and contributory infringement A new pregabalin decision has been rendered on December 2, 2016 in France, in a PI litigation initiated by Warner-Lambert (hereafter: the patentee) and licensees Pfizer against 9 groups of generic companies (hereafter: the defendants). All defendants are […]

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NL – RASCO ET AL V. AEBI SCHMIDT

Posted: January 11th, 2017

Rasco D.O.O  and Rondaan Transportservice B.V. v. AEBI Schmidt Nederland B.V., District Court The Hague, The Netherlands, 4 January 2017. Case No. ECLI:NL:RBDHA:2017:4  This matter relates to gritters, more specifically lorries with a detachably mounted device. Aebi Schmidt holds a European patent (the “Patent”). After the District Court had ruled against Aebi Schmidt in preliminary injunction […]

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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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FR – France Brevets and Ms W. v. Nintendo

Posted: September 1st, 2016

France Brevets fails in its attempt to get more than €80,000,000 from Nintendo in Wii Balance Board-related patent dispute as a result of file wrapper estoppel Ms W. and France Brevets v. Nintendo France and Nintendo of Europe, judgment of the tribunal de grande instance de Paris dated 26 May 2016, docket № 14/05090, with […]

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UK – Actavis v. ICOS

Posted: August 22nd, 2016

Actavis Group PTC EHF, Actavis UK Ltd, Actelion Pharmaceuticals Ltd, Actelion Pharmaceuticals UK Limited, Teva UK Limited, Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Limited & Generics (UK) Limited (Trading as Mylan) v ICOS Corporation & Eli Lilly and Company. England and Wales Patents Court (Birss J), London, UK, 10 August 2016, Neutral Citation Number: [2016] EWHC 1955 (Pat) […]

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NL – Novartis v. Alvogen and Focus Farma

Posted: July 12th, 2016

Novartis AG v. Alvogen IPCO S.a.r.l and Focus Farma, District Court The Hague, the Netherlands, 6 July 2016, Case no. ECLI:NL:RBDHA:2016:7502 On 6 July 2016 the The Hague District Court rejected Novartis’ claim against Alvogen and Focus Farma based on infringement of its patent for patches containing rivastigmine, as it held the patent to be […]

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UK – Saertex v. Hexcel

Posted: May 17th, 2016

Saertex France SAS v Hexcel Reinforcements UK Limited (formerly Formax (UK) Limited, High Court of Justice of England and Wales, Intellectual Property and Enterprise Court (HHJ Hacon), London UK, 4 May 2016, Neutral Citation Number: [2016] EWHC 966 (IPEC) This case concerned Saertex’s claim that its patent for a method of manufacturing fibre-based reinforcements was […]

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NL – Ajinomoto v. Global Bio-Chem

Posted: May 3rd, 2016

Ajinomoto Co. Inc. and Ajinomoto Eurolysine A.S. v. Global Bio-Chem Technology Group Company Limited et al., Court of Appeal the Hague, the Netherlands, 26 April 2016, Case No. 200-161.842/01 Ajinomoto appealed the judgment in which the District Court (in the counterclaim) invalidated Ajinomoto’s patent EP 1664318 relating to the the production of L-lysine and in […]

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NL – JP Russel v. Innovet

Posted: April 8th, 2016

JP Russel Science Ltd. v. Innovet Italia S.r.l., District Court of The Hague, the Netherlands, 30 March 2016, Case number 481573 / HA ZA 15-111 JP Russel develops and markets nutricial supplements and dietetics for medical use. One of the products sold by JP Russel on the Dutch market is PEAPURE, a product that includes […]

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