EPLAW PATENT BLOG

IT – Eli Lilly / Alimta® – decision overturned

Posted: November 1st, 2018

Court of Milan overturns first instance decision on appeal (“reclamo”) and orders a preliminary injunction based on equivalent infringement of Eli Lilly’s Alimta® patent In a decision of 15th October 2018 in urgent proceedings, the Court of Milan’s appeal panel (comprised of President and Judge rapporteur, Mr Claudio Marangoni and Judges Anna Bellesi and Alima […]

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NL – Samsung v. Yorcom Computers et al.

Posted: October 18th, 2018

Samsung Electronics Co Ltd v. Yorcom Computers B.V., Maxperian NL B.V. and Digital Revolution B.V. (joined cases), District Court The Hague, The Netherlands, 17 October 2018, Case no. ECLI:NL:RBDHA:2018:12290 Samsung holds EP 327, EP 559 en EP 701 relating to ink cartridges and sues Maxperian, Digital Revolution and Yorcom for patent infringement. Yorcom et al […]

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NL – Nikon v. ASML / Case No. 4

Posted: August 23rd, 2018

Nikon Corporation v. ASML Holding N.V., ASML Netherlands B.V. and ASML Systems B.V., District Court of The Hague, 22 August 2018, Case No. ECLI:NL:RBDHA:2018:10046 This is case no. 4 of 11 patent cases between Nikon and ASML. Nikon holds EP 2 765 595 for an ‘Exposure apparatus, exposure method, and method for producing a device’. […]

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DK – ELI LILLY V SANDOZ / THE DANISH MARITIME AND COMMERCIAL HIGH COURT (TADALAFIL)

Posted: July 3rd, 2018

Eli Lilly and Company, ICOS Corporation, and Eli Lilly Danmark A/S (“Eli Lilly”) v. Sandoz A/S (“Sandoz”), the Danish Maritime and Commercial High Court, Case number A-49-17, 15 June 2018 The case concerns infringement of Eli Lilly’s patent DK/EP 1 173 181 T6 (“DK/EP ‘181”) which relates to the use of the active substance Tadalafil […]

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NL – Nikon v. ASML – Case no. 2

Posted: June 8th, 2018

Nikon Corporation v. ASML Holding N.V., ASML Netherlands B.V. and ASML Systems B.V., District Court of The Hague, 6 June 2018, Case no. ECLI:NL:RBDHA:2018:6542 This is case no. 2 of 11 patent cases between Nikon and ASML. The Court rules that ASML does not infringe the Dutch part of Nikon’s EP 2 157 480 relating […]

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NL – Plantlab v. Certhon

Posted: June 4th, 2018

Plantlab v. Certhon, District Court of The Hague, 30 May 2018, ECLI:NL:RBDHA:2018:6242 The above matter revolves around the validity of a national and – parallel – European Patent seeking protection for a so-called vertical farming (or: city farming) system and the alleged infringement thereof. Facts On 14 April 2010 (the legal predecessor of) Plantlab Groep […]

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FR – Guerbet v. Bayer Pharma

Posted: May 15th, 2018

Guerbet v. Bayer Pharma AG, Paris First Instance Tribunal, 23 March 2018, n°184/2015 In this ruling, the Paris First Instance Tribunal dismissed the invalidity claims brought by Bayer Pharma against Guerbet’s FR patent. This decision includes a very detailed reasoning of the validity assessment, which notably follows the EPO problem-solution approach, which lead to the […]

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NL – HP v. Benson cs

Posted: May 1st, 2018

Hewlett-Packard Development Company v. Benson Image, Top Printing and Aigostar, District Court the Hague, 25 April 2018, ECLI:NL:RBDHA:2018:4810 HP is the holder of the European patent EP 1 330 360 titled “Inkjet printhead”. The patent was granted on 11 March 2009 relying on the priority date of US 702267 (30 October 2000). Claim 1 of […]

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UK – Edwards v. Boston

Posted: April 16th, 2018

Edwards v Boston, UK Patents Court, Floyd LJ, 30-31 January 2018, HHJ Hacon 21 March 2018 The Court of Appeal has upheld the High Court’s decision that one of two patents owned by Boston Scientific Scimed Inc. relating to replacement heart valves was invalid, and the other valid and infringed by Edwards Lifesciences companies. In […]

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