NL – Koninklijke Douwe Egberts v. Belmoca

Posted: January 30th, 2019

Koninklijke Douwe Egberts B.V. v. Belmoca BVBA, Interlocutory Judge of the District Court of The Hague, The Netherlands, 28 December 2018, Case No. ECLI:NL:RBDHA:2018:15453 Nespresso compatible coffee capsules. Koninklijke Douwe Egberts (hereafter: KDE) accuses Belmoca of indirect infringement of EP 521 relating to ‘A beverage preparation system, a capsule and a method for forming a […]


NL – Sandoz v. Eli Lilly – Alimta® / pemetrexed

Posted: January 24th, 2019

Sandoz International GmbH v. Eli Lilli and Company, District Court The Hague, The Netherlands, 16 January 2019, Case no. ECLI:NL:RBDHA:2019:321 Lilly holds European patent 1 313 508 B1 (hereafter: EP 508), entitled ‘Combination containing an antifolate and methylmalonic acid lowering agent’. Sandoz in tries to have EP 508 revoked due to lack of inventive step. […]


UK – GSK v. Vectura

Posted: January 7th, 2019

GSK v Vectura, Patents Court, London, UK, 13 December 2018, Case no. [2018] EWHC 3414 (Pat) This judgment is the first instance decision of Arnold J, dealing with GSK’s claim for revocation of five of Vectura’s patents and Vectura’s counterclaim for infringement by GSK’s dry powder inhaler products for the treatment of asthma and chronic […]


NL – Boehringer Ingelheim v. Teva / Tiotropium Appeal

Posted: December 18th, 2018

Boehringer Ingelheim Pharma GmbH & Co. KG v. Teva Pharmaceuticals Europe B.V, Court of Appeal The Hague, The Netherlands, Case no. 200.208.036/Ol, with thanks to Otto Swens and Nadine Reijnders, Vondst, for sending in the case The Court of Appeal confirms the first instance judgment that amended claims 6 up to an including 8 lack […]


NL – Ancientgrain v. Bakels Senior

Posted: December 7th, 2018

Ancientgrain B.V. v. Bakels Senior N.V., District Court The Hague, The Netherlands, 21 November 2018, Case No. ECLI:NL:RBDHA:2018:13960 Two Dutch patents of Ancientgrain relating to processed ‘Teff-grain’ (Eragrostis grain) lack inventive step and are thus not infringed by Bakels. A message sent to potential Teff growers (the ‘Teff-document’) before the application date of the patents […]


DE – Hexal v. Eli Lilly – Pemexetred – Invalidity

Posted: November 22nd, 2018

Hexal AG and Stada Artzneimittel AG v. Eli Lilly and Company, Federal Patent Court, Germany, 17 July 2018, Case no. 3 Ni 23/16 (EP) joined with 3 Ni 19/17 (EP), with thanks to Dr. Michael Best from Lederer & Keller, for providing the decision and an English translation thereof This blog has covered the pemetrexed […]


NL – CDVI v. Impro cs

Posted: November 21st, 2018

Construction Diffusion Vente Internationale SA (‘CDVI’) v. Impro Technologies Europe B.V. and Alphatronics B.V., District Court The Hague, The Netherlands, 21 November 2018, Case no. ECLI:NL:RBDHA:2018:13746 CDVI holds EP 1245006 for an electronic card reader. CDVI accuses Impro c.s. to infringe claim 1 of the patent. Impro’s defence is that CDVI’s patent is invalid due […]


UK – Coloplast v. MacGregor Healthcare

Posted: November 7th, 2018

Coloplast A/S v. MacGregor Healthcare Limited, UK Intellectual Property Enterprise Court, 24 October 2018, [2018] EWHC 2797 (IPEC) This is a first instance decision from the UK Intellectual Property Enterprise Court “IPEC” on the validity and infringement of European Patent (UK) 1 145 729. The patent claimed a ready-to-use urinary catheter assembly which is stored […]


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 […]