EPLAW PATENT BLOG

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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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ES – TEVA PHARMA & RATHIOPHARMA ESPAÑA v. LA ROCHE AG

Posted: October 17th, 2017

Teva Pharma S.L.U. & Ratiopharma Eshttp://eplaw.org/document/es-ap-barcelona-roche-c-teva-ratiopharma-judgment/paña S.A. v. F. Hoffmann La Roche AG, Provincial Court of Barcelona, Section 15, Spain, 22 May 2017, Appeal Docket Number: 739/2015. In May 2017, Section 15 of the Barcelona Court of Appeals declared the nullity of patent ES 2.083.348 (ES 348), the Spanish part of patent EP 0.694.547 B1 […]

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NL – SPG v. Dover

Posted: October 5th, 2017

SPG Prints B.V. v. Dover Europe SARL, District Court The Hague, 13 September 2017, Case No. ECLI:NL:RBDHA:2017:10453 Dover’s patent relates to a method for the fixed-array digital printing of fabric. SPG successfully invokes invalidity. Compensating the speed of the conveyor belt in an inkjet press is a non inventive step. This is confirmed by the […]

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NL – Asetek v. Cooler Master Europe

Posted: September 29th, 2017

Asetek A/S v. Cooler Master Europe B.V., District Court of The Hague, the Netherlands, 20 September 2017, Case number C/09/515892 / HA ZA 16-906 Asetek is the holder of the European patent EP 1 923 771 B1 (“EP ‘771”) entitled “Cooling system for a computer system”. The patent was filed on 8 November 2004 relying […]

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BE – FN Herstal vs Heckler & Koch

Posted: September 22nd, 2017

SA FN Herstal v. Heckler & Koch GmbH, Tribunal de Commerce Francophone de Bruxelles, 28 April 2017 Combination invention vs. mere aggregation of features in patent law On 28 April 2017, the French-speaking Court of commerce of Brussels rendered a judgment in a patent case opposing the Belgian weapon manufacturer FN Herstal to its German […]

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NO – Actelion Pharmaceuticals v. Icos / Tadalafil

Posted: September 21st, 2017

Actelion Pharmaceuticals Ltd v. Icos Corporation, Oslo District Court, 11 July 2017, Case no. 15-177113TVI-OTIR/07 The present dispute concerns the validity of Icos Corporationʼs Norwegian patent NO 321 602 B2 (“NO ʼ602”) which pertains to tadalafil of a specified particle size and, in particular, the issue of whether micronisation of tadalafil, which was a known […]

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NL – Becton Dickinson v. Braun Melsungen

Posted: September 14th, 2017

Becton Dickinson BV v. B. Braun Melsungen AG, District Court of The Hague, 6 September 2017, case no. 521541, ECLI:NL:RBDHA:2017:9997 This judgment of the District Court of The Hague concerns a nullity action lodged by Becton Dickinson B.V. against B. Braun Melsungen AG in relation to the (Dutch part of the) European patent EP 2 […]

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