EPLAW PATENT BLOG

UK – AP Racing v. Alcon Components

Posted: February 27th, 2017

AP Racing Limited v Alcon Components Limited, Intellectual Property Enterprise Court (HHJ Hacon), 15 February 2017, Neutral Citation Number [2017] EWHC 248 (IPEC) This was the second occasion on which AP Racing and Alcon had come to trial in a dispute over brake callipers for use on racing cars. The first trial, heard in December […]

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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 – DSM v. Novozymes

Posted: January 11th, 2017

DSM IP Assets B.V. v. Novozymes A/S, PI Judge of the District Court of The Hague, The Netherlands, 6 January 2017, Case No. ECLI:NL:RBDHA:2017:110 DSM holps a patent entitled ‘Enzyme preparation yielding a clean taste’. During Opposition, the patent was limited to milk sterilised at ultra high temperatures (‘UHT milk’). An appeal at the TBA […]

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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 – Warner-Lambert v Sandoz II

Posted: January 6th, 2017

Warner-Lambert Company LLC v Sandoz GmbH, UK, High Court (Chancery Division), Mr Justice Arnold, 21 December 2016 These proceedings concerned an application by Sandoz to vary an interim injunction restraining Sandoz from supplying or offering to supply full label generic pregablin granted by Mr Justice Arnold the previous month (“the 17 November Order”). Patent protection […]

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NL – HTW v. Permavoid

Posted: January 5th, 2017

HTW Infiltratietechniek B.V. v. Permavoid Limited, Court of Appeal of the Hague, the Netherlands, 27 December 2016, Case number C/09/456139 / HA ZA 13-1362 Permavoid is the holder of European patent EP 1 311 727 B1 for ‘a pavement with structural module’. All claims of EP ‘727 are directed to a ‘vehicular trafficked pavement structure’. […]

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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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NL – Hewlett-Packard v. Benson Image

Posted: December 13th, 2016

Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P. (“HP”) v. Benson Image B.V., Top Printing B.V. and Agiostar B.V. (“Benson”), District Court of The Hague, the Netherlands, 30 November 2016, Case number 504637 / HA ZA 16-125 HP is the owner of European Patent EP 01 737 669 for a ‘fluid ejection device’, applied for on 6 April 2005 […]

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UK – Thoratec Europe v. AIS

Posted: November 17th, 2016

Thoratec Europe Limited v AIS GmBH Aachen Innovative Solution (Arnold J), London, UK, 28 October 2016, Neutral Citation Number: [2016] EWHC 2637 (Pat) In this action, the Claimant (“Thoratec”) sought revocation of two patents owned by the Defendant (“AIS”).  The Claimant also sought declarations of non-infringement of both patents in respect of its product, the […]

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