NL – Topkip v. Storteboom

Posted: June 2nd, 2014

Topkip v. Storteboom, District Court The Hague, The Netherlands, 2 April 2014, Case no.: C/09/443124 HA ZA 13-571 Topkip develops and trades in poultry slaughter lines. Topkip owns European Patent EP 1 280 426 for a ‘Method for cooling slaughtered poultry’ (the “Patent”). Compared to the prior art, the Patent aims to improve cooling of […]


NL – Sirvis v. Medical Brands

Posted: February 18th, 2014

Sirvis B.V. and Serrix B.V. v. Medical Brands B.V. et al, District Court The Hague, the Netherlands, 13 February 2014, Case no. C/09/457050 / KG ZA 13-1464 There is a reasonable chance that the patent relating to “Lip compositions comprising a zinc containing compound dissolved in a hydrophobic phase” will be invalidated in proceedings on […]


UK – Adaptive Spectrum and Signal Alignment v British Telecommunications

Posted: December 16th, 2013

Adaptive Spectrum and Signal Alignment Inc. v British Telecommunications PLC Patents Court, London, UK, 3 December 2013, [2013] EWHC 3768 (Pat) Birss J In his judgment, Mr Justice Birss upheld the validity of two patents (“EP’495” and “EP’790”), rejecting BT’s novelty and obviousness attacks.  He found EP’790 to be infringed by one of BT’s systems.  […]


NL – Lundbeck v. Tiefenbacher / Supreme Court

Posted: July 1st, 2013

H. Lundbeck A/S v. Alfred E. Tiefenbacher GmbH and Centrafarm B.V. Dutch Supreme Court, The Hague, The Netherlands, 7 June 2013, Case No. 12/00888, with thanks to Willem Hoyng and Jeroen den Hartog, Hoyng Monegier, for sending in the judgment and a translation in English In an earlier decision, the Appeal Court of The Hague […]


UK – Nestec v. Dualit (Nespresso)

Posted: April 22nd, 2013

Nestec S.A., Nestlé Nespresso S.A. and others v. Dualit and others, High Court of Justice, Patents Court, Justice Arnold, London, UK, 22 April 2013, Case No. [2013] EWHC 923 (Pat) Nestec alleged that Dualit had infringed European Patent (UK) No. 2 103 236 (“the Patent”) by supplying coffee capsules compatible with Nestec’s Nespresso coffee machines. […]


NL – Ajinomoto v. Global et al.

Posted: April 15th, 2013

Ajinomoto v. Global Bio-Chem Technology, Helm et all. District Court The Hague, The Netherlands, 20 March 2013, Case No. C/09.268116 / HA ZA 06-2131 Ajinomoto is the proprietor of EP 0 796 912 relating to a “novel lysine decarboxylase gene and process for producing L-lysine”. Both Ajinomoto and defendants Global et al. produce and sell […]


UK – Microsoft v. Motorola

Posted: January 8th, 2013

Microsoft Corporation and others -v- Motorola Mobility LLC and another, Patents Court, High Court of Justice, London, The Hon Mr Justice Arnold, 21 December 2012, [2012] EWHC 3677 (Pat) This case concerned the validity of Motorola’s European Patent (UK) No. 0 847 654, relating to the synchronisation of message information across multiple mobile devices, and […]


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 […]


DE – Agfa v. Papier Union

Posted: October 15th, 2012

AgfaGraphics N.V. v Chengdu Xinggraphics Co.Ltd; German Federal Supreme Court, Germany, 14 August 2012, Case No. X ZR 3 /10, with thanks to Julia Bödeker and Christoph de Coster, TaylorWessing, for sending in the judgment and a head note in English In the above judgement, the German Federal Supreme Court made its final ruling in […]