DE – Telekommunikationseinrichtung (telecommunication device)

Posted: June 16th, 2010

DE – Telekommunikationseinrichtung (telecommunication device), invalidity proceedings, German Federal Supreme Court, 15 April 2010, Docket No. Xa. ZR 69/06
As to obviousness and the references the person skilled in the art would refer to, respectively combine, the Federal Supreme Court ruled:
If there traditionally was a conceptual gap …


UK – HTC Corporation v. Yozmot 33 Limited

Posted: April 21st, 2010

HTC Corporation v. Yozmot 33 Limited, Patents Court, Chancery Division, High Court of Justice, London, UK, 20 April 2010, [2010] EWHC 786 (Pat)
The Patents Court has held Yozmot’s patent EP (UK) 0 909 499 to be partially valid.
Yozmot’s patent concerned a boosted loudspeaker for a mobile telephone. Yozmot alleged


SE – Hilding v. Wonderland

Posted: April 8th, 2010

Hilding Aktiebolag v. Wonderland AS, District Court of Stockholm, 12 March 2010, Docket Nos. T 29062-06 / T 22004-06 (joint cases)
In joint infringement and invalidity proceedings, the District Court of Stockholm declared Wonderland’s European patent invalid for Sweden in a judgment in the invalidity case (T 29062-06). The patent was declared invalid due to lack of inventive step.


UK – Intervet UK Limited v Merial & Others

Posted: February 23rd, 2010

Intervet UK Limited v Merial & Others, High Court of Justice, Chancery Division, Patents Court, London, UK, 23 February 2010, Case No. [2010] EWHC 294 (Pat), with thanks to Richard Willoughby, Howrey
Today, the approved judgment of Mr Justice Arnold has been published regarding the UK aspect of a number of associated actions concerning the Defendant’s European patent entitled “Method for the in vitro diagnosis of type II porcine circovirus infection and diagnostic reagents” (the “Patent”). In summary, the Defendants alleged that Intervet had infringed claim 18 of the Patent


UK – Actavis UK Limited v Novartis AG

Posted: February 18th, 2010

Actavis UK Limited v Novartis AG, High court of Justice, Court of Appeal (Civil Division), London, UK, 17 February 2010, [2010] EWCA Civ 82 The Court of Appeal has dismissed Novartis's appeal against the High Court's decision that its European Patent EP0948320, claiming a sustained release formulation of fluvastatin, a drug used to treat high […]


UK – Nokia v. IPCom (GSM/UMTS)

Posted: January 18th, 2010

Nokia GmbH v. IPCom GmbH & Co. KG and IPCom GmbH & CO. KG v. Nokia UK Limited and Nokia OYJ (Nokia Corporation), Invalidity and infringement proceedings (GSM, UMTS), High Court of Justice, Chancery Division, Patents Court, The Hon Mr Justice Floyd, London, UK, 18 January 2010
These proceedings concern two patents in the name of IPCom GmbH and Co KG (“IPCom”). IPCom sued Nokia UK Limited and Nokia Oyj (Nokia Corporation) for infringement of both patents. The proceedings are part of a larger battle between


UK – Dr Reddy’s Laboratories v. Eli Lilly and Company Limited / Olanzapine

Posted: December 18th, 2009

Dr Reddy’s Laboratories (UK) Limited v. Eli Lilly and Company Limited, Court of Appeal (Civil Division), UK, 18 December 2009, Docket No: Case No.A3/2008/2966, with thanks to Robert Fitt, Bristows The Court of Appeal upheld the decision of Mr Justice Floyd and confirmed that Lilly’s (selection) patent concerning the drug olanzapine is valid. Olanzapine is […]


NL – Sharp v. Samsung / LCD Technology

Posted: December 16th, 2009

Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha (K.K.) v. Samsung Electronics Benelux B.V. and Samsung Electronics Europe Logistics B.V., infringement and invalidity proceedings, The Hague District Court, The Netherlands, 16 December 2009, Docket No. 317853 / HA ZA 08-2775 The District Court of The Hague invalidates claim 1 and 2 of the Dutch part of Sharps’ European patent on […]


UK – LEO Pharma v. Sandoz Limited / Appeal

Posted: November 17th, 2009

LEO Pharma A/S and LEO Laboratories Limited v. Sandoz Limited, invalidity proceedings, High Court of Justice, Court of Appeal (Civil Division), UK, 17 November 2009, Docket No. No: A3/2009/131, with thanks to Marc Döring and Rowan Freeland, Simmons & Simmons Unusual obviousness attack (that is, where the skilled person would have come upon the invention […]