EPLAW PATENT BLOG

UK – Napp v. Dr Reddy’s / Sandoz

Posted: August 3rd, 2016

Napp Pharmaceutical Holdings Limited v (1) Dr Reddy’s Laboratories (UK) Limited (2) Sandoz Limited. UK Patents Court (Arnold J). Case neutral citation number: [2016] EWHC 1517 (Pat) In a decision that considers both numerical ranges and de minimis patent infringement, the UK Patents Court has held that products (7 day buprenorphine transdermal patches) proposed to […]

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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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ES – MSD v. Química Sintética & Chemo Ibérica / Losartan / Supreme Court

Posted: June 29th, 2016

Merck Sharp & Dohme de España, S.A. v. Química Sintética, S.A. & Chemo Ibérica, S.A., Supreme Court (Civil Chamber, 1st Section), Spain, 2 March 2016, Docket No. 2206/2013 The Spanish Supreme Court definitely ruled in the long-term patent litigation initiated back in 2005 by MSD against the companies Química Sintética and Chemo Ibérica in relation […]

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UK – GlaxoSmithKline v Wyeth Holdings

Posted: May 20th, 2016

GlaxoSmithKline UK Limited v Wyeth Holdings LLC, High Court of Justice of England & Wales (Patents Court), London, UK, Carr J, 12 May 2016, Neutral Citation Number: [2016] EWHC 1045 (CH) Carr J has upheld the validity of Wyeth’s patent EP(UK) 2,343,308 relating to a combination product comprising a 2086 protein and a PorA protein […]

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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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NL – Novartis v. Teva

Posted: April 7th, 2016

Novartis AG v. Teva B.V. et al. PI Judge District Court The Hague, The Netherlands, 30 March 2016, C/09/500844 / KG ZA 15-1829 Preliminary injunction proceedings re SPC. A pediatric extension is also available for medicines that earlier recieved an orphan drug status. Teva infringes. A copy of the decision (in Dutch) is available here.

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