UK – Interdigital Technology v. Lenovo

Posted: August 14th, 2021

Interdigital Technology Corp and others v Lenovo Group Ltd and others [2021] EWHC 2152 (Pat) Background This judgment, handed down on 29 July 2021, concerned the validity and essentiality of EP (UK) 2 485 558 (“EP 558”). HHJ Hacon’s judgment is the first technical trial in a series of trials concerning five SEPs asserted by […]


UK – Fiberweb v. Geofabrics

Posted: July 26th, 2021

Fiberweb v. Geofabrics, Court of Appeal, 11 June 2021, Case no. [2021] EWCA Civ 854 Background The UK Court of Appeal dismissed an appeal by Fiberweb against a finding of Mr David Stone (sitting as a Deputy High Court Judge) that Geofabric’s patent relating to trackbed liners for railways was valid and infringed. The patent […]



Posted: March 18th, 2021

Adaptive Spectrum and Signal Alignment Incorporated v. Koninklijke KPN N.V., KPN B.V., Telfort Zakelijk B.V., XS4ALL Internet B.V. and Nokia Solutions and Networks Nederland B.V., 16 March 2021, Case No. 200.272.142/01 On 16 March 2021 the Dutch Court of Appeal of The Hague rendered an early decision in the appeal proceedings between ASSIA, KPN (and […]


UK – Fisher & Paykel v. Flexicare

Posted: February 2nd, 2021

Fisher & Paykel v Flexicare The Patents Court has handed down judgment upholding Fisher & Paykel (“F&P”)’s patent EP (UK) No. 2 025 359 entitled “Components for breathing circuits” (the “Patent”) as valid and infringed. The judgment also provides useful guidance on the stepwise approach to instructing experts in patent actions. Background The Patent covers […]


UK – Coloplast v. Salts

Posted: January 25th, 2021

Coloplast A/S v Salts Healthcare Limited [2021] EWHC 3 (Pat) (18 January 2021) In this judgment Nicholas Caddick QC, sitting as a Deputy High Court Judge, found Coloplast’s patent for a “comfort layer” for an ostomy bag invalid for obviousness over the common general knowledge and also over five separate prior art citations. The lengthy […]


UK – Geofabrics v. Fiberweb Geosynthetics

Posted: May 20th, 2020

Geofabrics Limited v Fiberweb Geosynthetics Limited [2020] EWHC 444 (Par) (5 March 2020) In this judgment Mr. David Stone (sitting as a Deputy High Court Judge) held that Geofabrics Limited’s patent entitled “trackbed liner and related methods” is valid and infringed by Fiberweb Geosynthetics Limited’s product, Hydrotex 2.0. Background Geofabrics Limited (“Geofabrics”) is the proprietor […]


NL – Philips v. Asus / Appeal EP 659

Posted: January 10th, 2020

Koninklijke Philips N.V. v. Asustek Computer Inc. Asus Europe B.V. and Asus Holland B.V. , Court of Appeal The Hague, The Netherlands, 24 December 2019, Case no. ECLI:NL:GHDHA:2019:3427 Philips holds various patents in the field of UMTS technology, amongst which EP 659. In first instance, Philips tried to obtain an injunction against Asus, but the […]


CH – Lilly v. Sandoz – Pemetrexed, Invalidity Action rejected

Posted: November 4th, 2019

In October 15, 2019, the Swiss Federal Patent Court held in Eli Lilly vs. Sandoz Pharmaceuticals that the Swiss part of Eli Lilly’s patent EP 1 313 508 B1 regarding the use of the anti-cancer drug pemetrexed in combination with a vitamin B12 is valid – almost to the day two years after the Swiss […]


FR – Mermet v. Chavanoz Industrie – The largest ever patent infringement damages award in Europe (€25,000,000) overturned on appeal; patent held invalid for lack of novelty because of a public prior use; no “morning-after pill” available to erase it

Posted: October 14th, 2019

Mermet v. Chavanoz Industrie, cour d’appel de Lyon, 12 September 2019, Docket № 16/06896 By Pierre Véron, Honorary President, EPLAW On 12 September 2019, the cour d’appel de Lyon (court of appeal) overturned a judgment handed down on 8 September 2016 by the tribunal de grande instance de Lyon (court of first instance) which found […]