NL – Edwards Lifesciences v. Angiocare and Meril

Posted: August 30th, 2023

Edwards Lifesciences Corporation v. Angiocare B.V., Meril GmbH, Meril Life Sciences PVT Ltd. District Court The Hague, The Netherlands, 26 July 2023, Case No. ECLI:NL:RBDHA:2023:11325 Edwards’ EP 3 494 930 B1 relating to a “Leaflet attachment frame for a prosthetic valve” is found to be partially invalid and therefore not infringed. The Dutch part of […]


UK – Teva & Sandoz v. Astellas / Appeal

Posted: August 24th, 2023

 On 25 July 2023, the Court of Appeal handed down its decision in Teva & Sandoz v Astellas [2023] EWCA Civ 880 concerning the validity of EP(UK) 1 559 427 B1 (the “Patent”), which claims the compound mirabegron for use in the treatment of overactive bladder (“OAB”). At first instance, Mr Justice Meade found the […]


UK – Teva v. Grünenthal / Invalidity for lack of plausibility

Posted: August 17th, 2023

UK court finds patent invalid for lack of plausibility across the scope of the claims On 24 July 2023, Meade J handed down his decision in Teva v Grünenthal [2023] EWHC 1836 (Pat) concerning EP (UK) 1 457 208 (the “Patent”) which relates to a formulation of testosterone undecanoate (“TU”) with castor oil and benzyl […]


UK – InterDigital v. Lenovo / Appeal

Posted: March 9th, 2023

InterDigital Technology Corporation and others v Lenovo Group Limited and others [2023] EWCA Civ 105 (9 February 2023) The Court of Appeal has overturned the finding of Mr Justice Mellor that InterDigital’s patent, EP 3 355 537 (the “Patent”), was invalid. Mellor J had found that the Patent was essential to Release 6 of the […]



Posted: February 27th, 2023

Commercial Court No. 4 of Barcelona, 17 October 2022, case no. 517/2017 In an extensive judgment issued in the framework of patent litigation related to Internet TV services, Commercial Court No. 4 of Barcelona has addressed some issues of particular interest due to their unusual nature within the customary legal handling of patent matters in […]


NL – Orope v. Nokia

Posted: September 27th, 2022

Orope Germany GmbH v. Nokia Solutions and Networks OY, joint cases, District Court The Hague, The Netherlands, 7 September 2022, Case No. ECLI:NL:RBDHA:2022:9193 Nokia is the holder of the European patent EP 2 981 103, relating to ‘Allocation of preamble sequences’ (‘EP 103’) as well as the European patent EP 3 220 562 relating to […]


UK – Saint Gobain v. 3M Innovative Properties

Posted: July 11th, 2022

Saint-Gobain Adfors SAS v 3M Innovative Properties Co [2022] EWHC 1666 (Pat), 28 Jun 2022 A recent decision by Michael Tappin QC, sitting as a deputy judge of the High Court, has confirmed that post-judgment amendment in the UK remains very difficult to achieve and could even be viewed by the court as an abuse […]


UK – Alcon Research v. Pharmathen and Aspire Pharma

Posted: July 7th, 2022

Alcon Research LLC and another v Pharmathen SA and Aspire Pharma Limited, Court of Appeal, London, UK, 28 June 2022, [2022] EWCA Civ 845 The English Court of Appeal (Lord Justice Arnold giving the leading judgment with whom Lady Justice King and Lord Justice Nugee agreed) has rejected an appeal by Aspire Pharma Limited (“Aspire”) […]


ES – Vorwerk v. Lidl Supermercados

Posted: March 29th, 2022

Vorwerk v. Lidl Supermercados, Court of Appeals of Barcelona, Spain, 13 January 2022, Appeal Docket No. 880/2021 (ECLI:ES:APB:2022:1) One year after the first-instance ruling in one of the most mediatic patent cases in Spain, the Court of Appeals of Barcelona rendered a judgment changing course, namely inreversing the first instance judgment and declaring the invalidity […]