EPLAW PATENT BLOG

ES – Brudy Technology v. LABORATORIOS THÈA & STEVE PHARMACEUTICALS

Posted: October 3rd, 2022

BRUDY TECHNOLOGY, S.L. v. LABORATORIOS THÈA, S.A. & ESTEVE PHARMACEUTICALS, S.A., Commercial Court no. 4 of Barcelona, 7 March 2022 This first-instance decision issued by Barcelona Commercial Court no. 4 deals with a case of direct infringement of second medical use “Swiss-type” claims. Furthermore, it addresses the applicability of Prosecution History Estoppel in determining the […]

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NL – Orope v. Nokia

Posted: September 27th, 2022

Orope Germany GmbH v. Nokia Solutions and Networks OY, joint cases, District Court The Hague, The Netherlands, 7 September 2022, Case No. ECLI:NL:RBDHA:2022:9193 Nokia is the holder of the European patent EP 2 981 103, relating to ‘Allocation of preamble sequences’ (‘EP 103’) as well as the European patent EP 3 220 562 relating to […]

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NL – SEAB Power LTD v. The Waste Transformers

Posted: September 8th, 2022

SEaB Power Ltd v. The Waste Transformers Nederland B.V. et al., summary proceedings District Court The Hague, The Netherlands, 12 July 2022, (joint) Case No. ECLI:NL:RBDHA:2022:6786 SEaB holds patents EP ‘589 and EP 420 relating to portable devices for anaerobic digestion of waste. SeAB requests exhibition of certain evidence, in order to substantiate an infringement […]

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BE – Tunstall v. Télé-Secours and Victrix Socsan / forced licence

Posted: August 22nd, 2022

Tunstall Group Holdings Limited, Tunstall Group Limited, Tunstal SA v. Victrix Socsan and Télé-Secours, French-speaking Enterprise Court of Brussels, Belgium, 26 July 2022, Case no. A/21/01929  Health solutions provider Tunstall holds EP 2 160 038 B2, a patent relating to tone signaling and more specifically to a method of encoding dual-tone multi-frequency (DTMF) digital elements […]

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NL – HE Licenties v. Orchid Gardens

Posted: August 4th, 2022

HE Licenties B.V. v. Orchid Gardens et al, District Court The Hague, The Netherlands, 27 July 2022, Case no. ECLI:NL:RBDHA:2022:7627 HE Licences is involved in the management of patent rights in the ornamental plants industry. Orchid Gardens cultivates plants, including colored orchids. HE Licences invoked its patent rights against customers of Orchid Gardens. HE Licences […]

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NL – Barco v. Sahara

Posted: June 9th, 2022

Barco N.V. v. Sahara Presentation Systems PLC, District Cout The Hague, 1 June 2022, Case No. HA ZA 19-503 Barco holds EP ‘668 for an ‘Electronic tool and methods for meetings’and markets a presentation system under de name ‘ClickShare’ that incorporates the EP ‘668 technology. ClickShare enables participants to a meeting to share images and […]

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UK – Optis v. Apple

Posted: March 30th, 2022

Judgment handed down in the last of the technical trials in Optis v Apple saga: Optis succeeds in arguing that its patents are valid and infringed by Apple Overview The 15 March 2022 judgment of Mr Justice Meade is the latest in the Optis v Apple saga. It is the last in the series of […]

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NL – Ossenberg v. Roof & Tool Products

Posted: March 16th, 2022

Friedrich Ossenberg – Schule GmbH & Co. KG v. Roof & Tool Products B.V. and ESC Dronten B.V., District Court The Hague, The Netherlands, 2 March 2022, Case no. ECLI:NL:RBDHA:2022:1737 Ossenberg holds NL 1024003 related to a roof tile hook. Interpretation of claims. Patent is new and inventive. Roof tile hook defendant infringes patent. A […]

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NL – Basic Holdings v. Afire

Posted: February 23rd, 2022

Basic Holdings ULC v. Afire NL-BE et al. District Court The Hague, The Netherlands, 16 February 2022, Case no. ECLI:NL:RBDHA:2022:1081 Basic holds EP 2 029 941 B1 entitled “Artificial Fireplace” and alleges that Afire infringes its patent by marketing certain artificial fireplaces. The Court rules that: “The claimed feature ‘apertured bed’ is, as Afire et […]

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