EPLAW PATENT BLOG

UK – Supreme Court / Warner-Lambert v. Mylan & Actavis / second medical use / plausibility

Posted: November 14th, 2018

The UKSC has introduced a new test for the infringement of Swiss form second medical use claims and clarified the application of the test for plausibility of purpose-limited claims, by Tim Powell, Bethan Hopewell, Siddharth Kusumakar and Joel Coles, Powell Gilbert LLP  The United Kingdom Supreme Court (UKSC) today handed down its highly-anticipated judgment in the […]

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UK – Coloplast v. MacGregor Healthcare

Posted: November 7th, 2018

Coloplast A/S v. MacGregor Healthcare Limited, UK Intellectual Property Enterprise Court, 24 October 2018, [2018] EWHC 2797 (IPEC) This is a first instance decision from the UK Intellectual Property Enterprise Court “IPEC” on the validity and infringement of European Patent (UK) 1 145 729. The patent claimed a ready-to-use urinary catheter assembly which is stored […]

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UK – Icescape Limited v. Ice-World International

Posted: November 6th, 2018

Icescape Limited v Ice-World International BV & Ors, Court of Appeal, London, UK, 10 October 2018, [2018] EWCA Civ 229 On 10 October 2018 the Court of Appeal handed down judgment in this case which concerned two companies both engaged in the making, operating and leasing of mobile ice rinks. Ice-World was the proprietor of […]

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UK – AP Racing Limited v. Alcon Components

Posted: July 16th, 2018

This was an appeal of HHJ Hacon’s decision in AP Racing Limited v Alcon Components Limited, Intellectual Property Enterprise Court, 15 February 2017, Neutral Citation Number [2017] EWHC 248 (IPEC) concerning disc brake calipers for use on racing cars. The leading judgment was given by Lord Justice Lewison, with whom Lord Justice Lindblom and Lord […]

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ES – SCA vs. ICT

Posted: July 11th, 2018

Barcelona Commercial Court No. 1, SCA TISSUE FRANCE SAS vs. INDUSTRIE CARTARIE TRONCHETTI IBÉRICA S.L., 26 March 2018, Docket No. 84/2018 On 26 March 2016, Barcelona Commercial Court No. 1 issued a first-instance decision declaring that the offering and manufacturing by ICT of several models of toilet paper products infringed SCA’s patent rights. The Court […]

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

Posted: July 3rd, 2018

Eli Lilly and Company, ICOS Corporation, and Eli Lilly Danmark A/S (“Eli Lilly”) v. Sandoz A/S (“Sandoz”), the Danish Maritime and Commercial High Court, Case number A-49-17, 15 June 2018 The case concerns infringement of Eli Lilly’s patent DK/EP 1 173 181 T6 (“DK/EP ‘181”) which relates to the use of the active substance Tadalafil […]

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NL – High Point v. KPN

Posted: June 20th, 2018

High Point SARL v. KPN B.V., Court of Appeal The Hague, The Netherlands, 5 June 2018, Case no. ECLI:NL:GHDHA:2018:1271 High Point is the owner of EP 0 522 772 which relates to a ‘Wireless access telephone-to-telephone network interface architecture’. It has sued KPN for infringement. KPN, in turn, has claimed the invalidation of EP 772. […]

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NL – Plantlab v. Certhon

Posted: June 4th, 2018

Plantlab v. Certhon, District Court of The Hague, 30 May 2018, ECLI:NL:RBDHA:2018:6242 The above matter revolves around the validity of a national and – parallel – European Patent seeking protection for a so-called vertical farming (or: city farming) system and the alleged infringement thereof. Facts On 14 April 2010 (the legal predecessor of) Plantlab Groep […]

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NL – Fresenius Kabi, Teva v. Eli Lilli / Alimta® – Appeal

Posted: May 14th, 2018

Fresenius Kabi Nederland B.V. v. Eli Lilli & Company, Court of Appeal, The Hague, 8 May 2018, Case no. ECLI:NL:GHDHA:2018:1105 and Teva Nederland B.V. v. Eli Lilli & Company, Court of Appeal, The Hague, 8 May 2018, Case no. ECLI:NL:GHDHA:2018:1106 Eli Lilly (”Lilly”) is the holder of the European patent EP 1 313 508 B1 […]

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