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.


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 […]


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 […]


GR – Novartis AG & Novartis Hellas SA v. WELDING GmbH & Co KG

Posted: March 30th, 2016

Novartis AG & Novartis Hellas SA v. WELDING GmbH & Co KG, Greece , First Instance Court of Athens (temporary relief proceedings), Judgment No. 295/2016 The applicants claim that the respondent put in the Greek market generic pharmaceutical products under the mark RIVASTIGMINE/WELDING in the form of transdermal plaster, subject to a dosage scheme falling […]


NL – HP v. Digital Revolution

Posted: December 11th, 2015

Hewlett-Packard Company v Digital Revolution B.V., District Court of The Hague, The Netherlands, 25 November 2015, ECLI:RBDHA:2015:13401 In these proceedings on the merits, the District Court of The Hague found claim 1 of Hewlett-Packard’s patent EP  2 170 617 (EP 617), which relates to “non-volatile memory data integrity validation”, to be invalid. HP alleged that […]


UK – Merck v Ono Pharmaceutical / Bristol Myers Squibb

Posted: November 5th, 2015

Merck Sharp & Dohme Limited v Ono Pharmaceutical Co. Limited & another, and Bristol Myers Squibb Company, Ono Pharmaceutical Co. Limited & another v Merck & Co. Inc. & another, High Court (Patents Court), Mr Justice Birss, 22 October 2015 The UK Patents Court has upheld the validity of Ono’s patent EP (UK) 1 537 […]


DE – “Thickening polymer I” and “Thickening polymer II”

Posted: September 17th, 2015

“Thickening polymer I” and “Thickening polymer II”, Bundesgerichtshof, Germany, 5 May 2015 and 7 July 2015. Case No's X ZR 60/13 and X ZB 4/14 The Federal Patent Court Bundesgerichtshof decided in its decision “Verdickerpolymer I” (Thickening polymer I, docket n° X ZR 60/13) that in order to destroy novelty of a patent, it is […]


UK – Synthon v. Teva

Posted: June 10th, 2015

Synthon v Teva,  London, UK, 21 May 2015, [2015] EWCH 1395 (Pat) Birss J In his judgment of 21 May 2015, Birss J upheld the validity a number of claims of EP’528 and EP’924, both owned by Teva and relating to glatiramer acetate (“GA”).  This was so notwithstanding that the Dutch designations of the same […]


UK – Everseal v Document Management Solutions

Posted: April 22nd, 2015

Everseal Stationery Products Ltd v Document Management Solutions Ltd and others, Intellectual Property Enterprise Court, 1 April 2015, [2015] EWHC 842 (IPEC), HHJ Hacon The Intellectual Property Enterprise Court (IPEC) has found a patent for a “mailer” (a business form, letter etc which, after completion, is folded and then sealed around the edges) to be […]