NL – Celltrion v. Biogen / English translation

Posted: February 28th, 2018

Celltrion Inc. v. Biogen Inc., District Court The Hague, 21 February 2018, now including an English translation, with thanks to Daan van der Lange, Jan Pot and Boukje van der Maazen, Brinkhof Biogen holds EP 2055313  that relates to a ‘Treatment of hematologic malignancies associated with circulating tumor cells using chimeric anti-CD20 antibody’. Celltrion instigated invalidity […]


NL – LEO Pharma v. Sandoz

Posted: February 21st, 2018

LEO Pharma A/S v. Sandoz, Court of Appeal of The Hague, the Netherlands, 7 November 2017, published 12 February 2018, Case no. ECLI:NL:GHDHA:2017:4029 LEO Pharma is the holder of the European patent EP 2 455 083 B1 titled “Pharmaceutical composition for dermal use comprising calcipotriol and betamethasone for treating psoriasis”. The patent was granted on […]


UK – Hospira v. Cubist / Appeal

Posted: February 5th, 2018

Hospira UK Limited v Cubist Pharmaceuticals LLC, Court of Appeal, London, UK, 18 January 2018, [2018] EWCA Civ 12 This is a judgment from an appeal by Cubist Pharmaceuticals LLC (“Cubist”) in which a two-judge panel (Lewison LJ and Kitchin LJ) upheld Henry Carr J’s first instance decision, that Cubist’s patent EP (UK) 2,264,047 (“the […]



Posted: December 22nd, 2017

Eli Lilly and Company and Eli Lilly Danmark A/S (“Lilly”) v. Fresenius Kabi AB v/Fresenius Kabi and Fresenius Kabi Oncology Plc. (“Fresenius Kabi”), the Danish Maritime and Commercial High Court, Case number A-19-17, 8 December 2017 The case concerns the infringement of Lilly’s patent DK/EP 1 313 508 (“DK/EP ‘508”) which relates to the use […]


UK – Saab Seaeye v Atlas Elektronik

Posted: December 20th, 2017

Saab Seaeye Limited v Atlas Elektronik GmbH & ECS Special Projects Limited , Court of Appeal, London, UK, 19 December 2017, [2017] EWCA Civ 2175 This judgement relates to an appeal by Saab Seaeye (“Saab”) against a decision by Mann J holding that that Saab’s Ballista mine clearing device infringed the valid claims of the […]


NL – LEO Pharma v. Sandoz / Court of Appeal

Posted: December 11th, 2017

LEO Pharma v. Sandoz, Court of Appeal The Hague, 7 November 2017, 200.195.459/01, with thanks to Daan de Lange and Rien Broekstra, Brinkhof, for providing the decision as well as an English translation thereof LEO Pharma A/S (‘LEO Pharma’) is holder of EP 2 455 083 (EP 083), which claims a ‘pharmaceutical composition for dermal use […]


NO – Orifarm v. Mundipharma

Posted: November 24th, 2017

Orifarm Generics AS et al. v. Mundipharma AS, Oslo District Court, Norway, Joint cases 16-135025TVI-OTIR/01 and 16-141308TVI-OTIR/01, 8. September 2017 On 8 September 2017, Oslo District Court rendered its decision in a case uniting two separate cases between Orifarm and Mundipharma (patentee) regarding claims of infringement and invalidity of Mundipharma’s patents NO 334290, 332248 and […]


UK – Actavis v. ICOS / Appeal

Posted: November 8th, 2017

Actavis Group PTC EHF & Others v (1) ICOS Corporation (2) Eli Lilly & Company The UK Court of Appeal has recently handed down its decision in Actavis v ICOS. Lewison, Kitchen and Floyd LLJ held that ICOS’s patent EP (UK) 1,173,181 (the “Patent”) was invalid for obviousness overturning the first instance decision of Birss […]


UK – Mylan & Ors. v. Yeda

Posted: November 7th, 2017

Generics (UK) Limited trading as Mylan & Ors. v Yeda Research and Development Company Limited & Ors, High Court, London, UK, 26 October 2017, Neutral Citation Number: [2017] EWHC 2692 (Pat) This case was brought by the Claimants (Mylan and Synthon) seeking revocation of EP (UK) 2,949,335 (“EP’335”), a patent owned by Yeda and exclusively […]