EPLAW PATENT BLOG

DK – Danish Maritime and Commercial High Court limits patent claims and finds indirect patent infringement

Posted: April 24th, 2019

The Danish Maritime and Commercial High Court has handed down an interesting judgment in a case concerning validity and infringement of two patents. The judgment is interesting for two reasons. Partly because the Maritime and Commercial High Court amended the existing patent claims, which the courts rarely do, partly because the Maritime and Commercial High […]

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NL – Nutrition v. Noba

Posted: April 17th, 2019

Nutrition Sciences N.V. v. Noba B.V., District Court The Hague, The Netherlands, 10 April 2019, Case no. ECLI:NL:RBDHA:2019:3424 Nutrition is active in the field of ingredients for live stock feed and alleges that Noba infringes on the Dutch part of its EP 1 294 371 B2 relating to “medium chain fatty acids applicable as antimicrobial agents”. […]

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UK – Actavis v. ICOS / Supreme Court

Posted: March 29th, 2019

Actavis Group PTC EHF and others (Respondents) v ICOS Corporation and another (Appellants) [2019] UKSC 15 – 27 March 2019 The UK Supreme Court has agreed with the Court of Appeal that a dosing regimen patent was invalid for lack of inventive step. Background The case concerns EP 1,173,181 (“EP’181”) owned by ICOS and exclusively […]

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UK – TQ Delta v. ZyXEL Communications

Posted: March 20th, 2019

TQ Delta, LLC v ZyXEL Communications Limited & Anor [2019] EWHC 562 (ChD), 11 March 2019 This judgment of the High Court concerns validity and infringement of two of TQ Delta’s patents: EP (UK) 1,453,268 entitled “Multicarrier communication with variable overhead rate” (“the 268 Patent”) and EP (UK) 1,792,430 entitled “CRC counter normalisation” (“the 430 […]

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NL – INNOVATIONS 4 FLOORING V. UNILIN BEHEER / Appeal

Posted: March 19th, 2019

Unilin Beheer B.V. v. Innovations 4 Flooring Holding N.V., Court of Appeal of The Hague, 5 March 2019, Case No. C/09/483599/ HA ZA 15-243 Introduction Unilin Beheer B.V. (“Unilin”) holds a patent EP 1 026 241 (“EP341”) for a ‘floor covering, consisting of hard floor panels and method for manufacturing such floor panels’. Innovations 4 […]

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UK – Eli Lilly v. Genentech / referral to CJEU

Posted: March 11th, 2019

Eli Lilly And Company & Ors v Genentech, Inc [2019] EWHC 387 and 388 (Pat) (01 March 2019) This was a claim brought by Eli Lilly and Company (“Lilly”) for revocation of Genentech’s patent EP (UK) No. 1,641,822 (the “Patent”) entitled “IL-17A/F heterologous peptides and therapeutic uses thereof”. Genentech does not have a marketed product […]

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DK – FRESENIUS KABI V. ELI LILLY (PEMETREXED)

Posted: February 21st, 2019

Fresenius Kabi AB v/Fresenius Kabi and Fresenius Kabi Oncology Plc. (“Fresenius Kabi”) v. Eli Lilly and Company and Eli Lilly Danmark A/S (“Lilly”), the Danish Eastern High Court, 20 December 2018, Case number B-2735-17 The case concerns the infringement of Lilly’s patent DK/EP 1 313 508 (“DK/EP ‘508”) which relates to the use of the […]

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NL – Fast & Fluid Management v. Santint and Zhengzhou Sanhua Technology & Industry

Posted: February 15th, 2019

Fast & Fluid Management B.V. v. Santint B.V. and Zhengzhou Sanhua Technology & Industry Co., Ltd., Judge in interlocutory proceedings, District Court The Hague, The Netherlands, 8 February 2019, Case no. ECLI:NL:RBDHA:2019:1105 Fast & Fluid demanded a preliminary injunction against Santint and Zhengzhou due to alleged infringement on its EP 970 for a ‘valve assembly’. […]

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UK – Technetix v. Teleste

Posted: February 13th, 2019

Technetix B.V. & Ors v. Teleste Limited, High Court, London, UK, 29 January 2019, Neutral Citation Number: [2019] EWHC 126 (IPEC) This case was brought by the patentee, Technetix B.V (and two licensees) claiming infringement of UK Patent No. 2,382,473 B (“UK’473”), a patent relating to cable tap units used in the distribution of signals […]

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