EPLAW PATENT BLOG

NL – Millennium v. Teva

Posted: July 31st, 2017

Millennium Pharmaceuticals Inc. v. Teva Nederland B.V., Pharmachemie B.V., Teva Pharma B.V., Teva Pharmaceuticals Europe B.V. and Teva API B.V., Summary Judge of the District Court of The Hague, 25 July 2017, Case no. ECLI:NL:RBDHA:2017:8259 The present dispute concerns an alleged infringement of the rights of Millennium Pharmaceuticals Inc. (“Millennium”) as vested in the Dutch […]

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NL – Swiss Pharma v. Biogen

Posted: July 17th, 2017

Swiss Pharma International v. Biogen MA Inc., District Court The Hague, the Netherlands, 12 July 2017, ECLI:NL:RBDHA:2017:7628 Biogen holds EP 1485127, which relates to the treatment of Multiple Sclerosis (“MS”). Swiss Pharma seeks to invalidate the Dutch part of the patent. Claims 1, 3 and 4 are invalidated due to lack of novelty as these […]

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NL – Carl Zeiss v. VSY

Posted: June 9th, 2017

Carl Zeiss Meditec AG v. VSY Biotechnology B.V. et al., District Court The Hague, The Netherlands, 7 June 2017, Case No. ECLI:NL:RBDHA:2017:6136 European Patent on an intraocular (implantable) lens. Interpretation of claims. The Dutch part of the patent is valid: the hurdles of novelty, inventive step and enablement were all taken successfully. The patent is […]

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UK – Synthon B.V. v Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Limited

Posted: May 8th, 2017

The Court of Appeal recently handed down its decision in Synthon BV v Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Limited, upholding Birss J’s decision at first instance that Teva’s patent relating to glatiramer acetate (“GA”) (EP (UK) 2 361 924) was valid but that claim 20 and dependent claims were invalid for added matter. GA is a mixture […]

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UK – Fujifilm Kyowa Kirin Biologics v. AbbVie

Posted: April 3rd, 2017

Fujifilm Kyowa Kirin Biologics Co., Ltd (1) Samsung Bioepis UK Limited, (2) Biogen Idec Limited v AbbVie Biotechnology Limited, High Court of England and Wales, (Henry Carr J), London, UK, 3 March 2017, Neutral Citation Number: [2017] EWHC 395 (Pat) In this judgment, Henry Carr J granted Fujifilm Kyowa Biologics (FKB) and Samsung Bioepis/Biogen Idec […]

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UK – Epoch Company Limited v. Character Options Limited

Posted: March 27th, 2017

Epoch Company Limited v Character Options Limited, UK, Intellectual Property Enterprise Court, Hacon HHJ, 22 March 2017 This case concerned a UK patent directed to a toy comprising transparent decorative beads made of water soluble resin. In use such beads are arranged on a tray in a desired pattern. Water is then sprayed on the […]

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UK – Edwards Lifesciences LLC v Boston Scientific

Posted: March 7th, 2017

Edwards Lifesciences LLC v Boston Scientific Scimed Inc, UK, High Court, Hacon HHJ sitting as a Deputy High Court Judge, 3 March 2017 These proceedings concerned an application brought by Edwards Lifesciences LLC (“Edwards”) seeking revocation of two European Patents (UK) – EP (UK) 2 749 254 and EP (UK) 2 926 766 – owned […]

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GR – Novartis & Novartis Hellas v. GPH

Posted: February 16th, 2017

Novartis AG & Novartis Hellas SA v. GPH Ltd, Greece , First Instance Court of Athens (temporary relief proceedings), 21 December 2016, Judgment No. 8512/2016 Novartis AG and its Greek subsidiary, Novartis Hellas,  initiated successful temporary relief proceedings against GPH Ltd in defense of their rights to EP No. 2292219 (EP 219), which covers a […]

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UK – Jushi Group v. OCV Intellectual Capital

Posted: February 16th, 2017

Jushi Group Co., Ltd v OCV Intellectual Capital, LLC, Intellectual Property Enterprise Court (HHJ Hacon), 6 February 2017, Neutral Citation Number [2017] EWHC 171 (IPEC) This case is interesting for the approach taken by the UK court in a situation where the patent in suit claims ranges that overlap with ranges disclosed in the prior […]

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