UK – Hospira and Generics v Novartis

Posted: March 18th, 2013

Hospira UK Limited and Generics (U.K.) Limited trading as Mylan v Novartis AG, UK Patents Court, 15 March 2013, [2013] EWHC 516 (Pat) Hospira and Mylan commenced proceedings for revocation of European Patents (UK) Nos. 1296689 and 1591122.  Both concerned the administration of bisphosphonates, in particular, zoledronic acid or a salt – zoledronate – at […]


UK – Regeneron v. Genentech

Posted: March 4th, 2013

Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc. and Bayer Pharma AG v. Genentech Inc., Court of Appeal, London, UK, 21 February 2013, [2013] EWCA Civ 93 The Court of Appeal upheld the decision of the Patents Court that Genentech’s patent was valid and infringed. Regeneron and Bayer applied to revoke Genentech’s patent, EP (UK) 1 238 986, regarding the […]


UK – Omnipharm Limited v Merial

Posted: January 28th, 2013

Omnipharm Limited v Merial, Court of Appeal (Civil Division), London, UK, 23 January 2013, Case No [2013] EWCA Civ 2 This was an appeal against the judgment of Floyd J, dated 21 December 2011, following a trial of an action brought by Omnipharm to revoke two of Merial’s patents, EP (UK) 0 881 881 (the […]


NL – Apple v. Samsung

Posted: January 4th, 2013

Apple Inc. v. Samsung Electronics Co. Limited c.s., District Court The Hague, The Netherlands, 28 November 2012, Case/Docket No. 413294 / HA ZA 12-220 Proceedings on the merits with respect to Apple’s photo gallery “bounce-back” patent, EP 2 059 868. On 24 August 2011, the PI judge had provisionally held that Samsung’s Android 2.2.1 Galaxy […]


UK – Mölnlycke Health Care v BSN Medical

Posted: November 13th, 2012

Mölnlycke Health Care AB and Mölnlycke Health Care Limited v BSN Medical Limited and BSN Medical GMBH, 9 November 2012, Case No. HC09C03755, Neutral Citation Number: [2012] EWHC 3157 Mölnlycke Health Care alleged that BSN Medical’s “Cutimed Siltec” range of layered wound dressings infringed its European Patent (UK) No 0855921, which claimed a wound dressing […]


NL – Lübbers v. Relco and annular gap injectors

Posted: January 31st, 2012

Lübbers Anlagen und Umwelttechnick GmbH v. Relco Wet & Dry B.V., accelerated patent proceedings before the District Court of The Hague, the Netherlands, 25 January 2012, Case No. 387236 / HA ZA 11-451

 On 25 January 2012, the District Court of The Hague ruled in the case brought by Lübbers against Relco. Lübbers acted as […]


FR – Novartis v. Johnson & Johnson

Posted: October 27th, 2010

Johnson & Johnson Medical Limited, Johnson & Johnson Vision Care Inc and Ethicon v. Novartis AG, Cour d'Appel of Paris, France, 27 October 2010, Case no. 09/08135 Various decisions were handed down earlier in the worldwide litigation brought by Novartis against Johnson & Johnson about a patent for contact lenses. In a decision of Wednesday […]


NL – Bayer Healthcare v. Abbott

Posted: October 20th, 2010

Bayer Healthcare LLC v. Abbott B.V., District Court The Hague, The Netherlands, 20 October 2010, Case No. 356145 HA ZA 10-57, with thanks to Geert Theuws, Howrey, for sending in the judgment The District Court of The Hague invalidates the Dutch part of Bayer's patent due to insufficiency. Bayer argues that Abbott's high affinity monoclonal […]


UK – Fosroc v. Grace

Posted: July 13th, 2010

Fosroc International Limited v. W.R. Grace & Co-Conn, Patents Court, Chancery Division, High Court of Justice, London, UK, 12 July 2010, [2010] EWHC 1702 (Pat) The Patents Court has held Grace’s amended patent EP (UK) 0 415 799 to be valid. Grace’s patent related to cement compositions used to form concrete and in particular the […]