EPLAW PATENT BLOG

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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ES – Abbott v. Kern / Fenofibrate 145 (Interim injunction appeal)

Posted: November 15th, 2016

Abbott Products Operations AG v. Kern Pharma S.L., Court of Appeals (15th Division) of Barcelona, Spain, 15 September 2016, Docket No. 163/2016. In a Decision rendered on 15 September 2016, the Court of Appeals of Barcelona granted the interim injunctions requested by Abbott against Kern Pharma’s generic Fenofibrate 145 mg. The Court reversed the previous […]

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NL – Vertidrive v. Waterjet

Posted: October 31st, 2016

Vertidrive B.V. v. Waterjet Robotics USA LLC., Preliminary Relief Judge District Court of The Hague, the Netherlands, 20 October 2016, Case number C/09/515824 / KG ZA 16-956 Waterjet is the holder of the European patent with number 1 409 330 entitled “Air gap magnetic mobile robot”. Vertidrive develops and markets remote controlled magnetic robots for […]

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NL – Innovations 4 Flooring v. Unilin Beheer

Posted: October 28th, 2016

Innovations 4 Flooring Holding N.V. v. Unilin Beheer B.V. District Court The Hague, 19 October 2016, Case No. ECLI:NL:RBDHA:2016:12523 *** Now including a translation of the judgment in English *** Innovations 4 Flooring successfully attacks the Dutch part of Unilin’s patent on ‘floor covering, consisting of hard floor panels and method for manufacturing such floor panels.’ […]

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UK – Sony Communications International v. SSH Communications Security Corporation

Posted: October 24th, 2016

Sony Communications International AB and others v SSH Communications Security Corporation and others, UK Patents Court, Roger Wyand QC, 10 October 2016, Neutral Citation Number: [2016] EWHC 2359 (Ch) In this action Sony sought to revoke SSH’s patent, EP (UK) 2 254 311. This patent related to an aspect of accessing wide area networks (WANs) […]

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UK – Warner-Lambert v. Actavis

Posted: October 17th, 2016

Warner-Lambert Company LLC v (1) Generics (UK) Limited (trading as Mylan), (2) Actavis Group PTC EHF, (3) Actavis UK Limited and (4) Caduceus Pharma Limited, England and Wales Court of Appeal (Floyd, Pattern and Kitchin LJJ), London UK, 13 October 2016, Neutral Citation Number: [2016] EWCA Civ 1006 The Court of Appeal dismissed Warner-Lambert’s appeal […]

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NL – VWS v. Ventraco et al

Posted: September 7th, 2016

District Court The Hague 27 July 2016, C/09/485397 / HA-ZA 15-366 (VWS vs. Ventraco et al) VWS owns a European patent, EP 2 389 415 B1 (“EP 415”), in which a method for rejuvenating a bitumen containing composition (such as asphalt) is claimed. The method according to claim 1 comprises, amongst other features, a distillation […]

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