EPLAW PATENT BLOG

UK – Edwards Lifesciences LLC v Boston Scientific

Posted: March 7th, 2017

Edwards Lifesciences LLC v Boston Scientific Scimed Inc, UK, High Court, Hacon HHJ sitting as a Deputy High Court Judge, 3 March 2017 These proceedings concerned an application brought by Edwards Lifesciences LLC (“Edwards”) seeking revocation of two European Patents (UK) – EP (UK) 2 749 254 and EP (UK) 2 926 766 – owned […]

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GR – Novartis & Novartis Hellas v. GPH

Posted: February 16th, 2017

Novartis AG & Novartis Hellas SA v. GPH Ltd, Greece , First Instance Court of Athens (temporary relief proceedings), 21 December 2016, Judgment No. 8512/2016 Novartis AG and its Greek subsidiary, Novartis Hellas,  initiated successful temporary relief proceedings against GPH Ltd in defense of their rights to EP No. 2292219 (EP 219), which covers a […]

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UK – Jushi Group v. OCV Intellectual Capital

Posted: February 16th, 2017

Jushi Group Co., Ltd v OCV Intellectual Capital, LLC, Intellectual Property Enterprise Court (HHJ Hacon), 6 February 2017, Neutral Citation Number [2017] EWHC 171 (IPEC) This case is interesting for the approach taken by the UK court in a situation where the patent in suit claims ranges that overlap with ranges disclosed in the prior […]

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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 – Gilead v. Idenix

Posted: November 21st, 2016

Idenix Pharmaceuticals Inc. v. Gilead Sciences Inc., Court of Appeal, London, UK, 8 November 2016, Case no. [2016] EWCA Civ 1089 The Court of Appeal has upheld Arnold J’s judgment on the Gilead v Idenix case, which concerned the validity of Idenix’s patent EP(UK)1 523 489 covering a family of nucleoside analogues for the treatment […]

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UK – Nicocigs v. Fontem

Posted: September 13th, 2016

Nicocigs Limited v. Fontem Holdings 1 BV, UK Patents Court, Mr John Baldwin QC, 2 September 2016, 2016 EWHC 2161 (Pat) In this action Nicocigs sought to revoke European Patent (UK) 2 022 349 and/or a declaration that its products did not infringe the patent.  The patent concerned electronic cigarettes, a market that has expanded […]

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FR – France Brevets and Ms W. v. Nintendo

Posted: September 1st, 2016

France Brevets fails in its attempt to get more than €80,000,000 from Nintendo in Wii Balance Board-related patent dispute as a result of file wrapper estoppel Ms W. and France Brevets v. Nintendo France and Nintendo of Europe, judgment of the tribunal de grande instance de Paris dated 26 May 2016, docket № 14/05090, with […]

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NL – Flooring Industries v. Innovations 4 Flooring

Posted: July 30th, 2016

Flooring Industries Limited, S.á.r.l. v. Innovations 4 Flooring Holding N.V., District Court The Hague, 20 July 2016, Case No. ECLI:NL:RBDHA:2016:8161 Patent relating to a ‘floor panel and floor covering consisting of a plurality of such floor panels’ was found to be valid. A copy of the judgment can be read here.

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NL – LEO Pharma v. Sandoz

Posted: May 23rd, 2016

LEO Pharma v. Sandoz, District Court The Hague (PI Proceedings), the Netherlands, 11 May 2016,  ECLI:NLRBDHA:2016:5093 LEO Pharma is the proprietor of EP 2 455 083 B1 for a “Pharmaceutical composition for dermal use comprising calcipotriol and betamethasone”, which claims (in claim 1, a combination preparation consisting of calcipotriol, betamethasone and a solvent, used for […]

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