UK – Illumina v. Premaitha

Posted: April 18th, 2018

(1) Illumina, Inc. & (2) Sequenom, Inc v (1) Premaitha Health plc & (2) Premaitha Limited; (1) TDL Genetics Ltd, (2) The Doctors Laboratory Ltd & (3) Ariosa Diagnostics, Inc. (19 March 2018, Patents Court, UK, Case Nos. HP-2017-000054 and HP-2017-000075) The UK Patents Court refused to strike out two patent infringement actions concerning a […]


UK – Edwards v. Boston

Posted: April 16th, 2018

Edwards v Boston, UK Patents Court, Floyd LJ, 30-31 January 2018, HHJ Hacon 21 March 2018 The Court of Appeal has upheld the High Court’s decision that one of two patents owned by Boston Scientific Scimed Inc. relating to replacement heart valves was invalid, and the other valid and infringed by Edwards Lifesciences companies. In […]


SE – Sandoz v. ViiV Healthcare

Posted: March 2nd, 2018

Sandoz A/S v. ViiV Healthcare UK Limited, Patent and Market Court of Appeal, Sweden, 30 June 2017, Docket No. PMÖ 3565-17 Sandoz requested that the preliminary injunction barring its pharmaceutical products Abacavir/Limavudine Sandoz 600 mg/300 mg from being marketed and sold on the Swedish market be vacated. The Patent and Market Court of Appeal overturned […]


NL – Ono v. Pfizer

Posted: March 1st, 2018

Ono Pharmaceutical Co. Limited v. Pfizer Inc., Interlocutory Judge District Court The Hague, 27 February 2018, Case no. ECLI:NL:RBDHA:2018:2284 Ono filed a European patent application EP ‘517 A1 entitled: ‘Immunopotentiating compositions comprising anti-PD-L1 antibodies’. After the rejection of Pfizer’s third party observations at the EPO, Pfizer lodged proceedings at the German Verwaltungsgericht in Munich claiming […]


NL – Tata Steel v. Arcelormittal / Appeal

Posted: January 18th, 2018

Tata Steel IJmuiden B.V. v. ArcelorMittal France, Court of Appeal The Hague, The Netherlands, 19 December 2017, Case no. CLI:NL:GHDHA:2017:3951 Tata Steel appealed the earlier judgment between parties (a copy can be found here). In the first instance judgment, it was ruled that Tata Steel has a legitimate interest in a negative declaratory judgment -even […]


NL – Digital Revolution v. Samsung

Posted: January 11th, 2018

Digital Revolution B.V., Maxperian NL B.V., Yorcum Computers B.V. v. Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd, District Court The Hague, 5 January 2018, Case No. ECLI:NL:RBDHA:2018:93 Enforcement dispute. Samsung earlier successfully obtained an injunction against Digital Revolution et al for patent infringement. Later, it became apparent that HP took over the printing division of Samsung. According to […]


UK – Unwired Planet v. Huawei

Posted: December 12th, 2017

Unwired Planet International, Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd and Huawei Technologies UK Co. Ltd v. Unwired Planet LLC, High Court of Justice, London, UK, 30 November 2017, [2017] EWHC 3083 (Pat) This is the latest judgement in the on-going Unwired Planet saga. On 5 April 2017, Birss J issued two judgements in the FRAND trial in […]


NL – Asestek v. Coolergiant Computer

Posted: December 1st, 2017

Asestek A/S v. Coolergiant Computer Handels GmbH, District Court The Hague, The Netherlands, 29 November 2017, Case No. ECLI:NL:RBDHA:2017:13715 Asestek holds a European patent related to “a cooling system for a computer system”. The Dutch part of the EP was invalidated earlier in a decision between Asestek and Cooler Master (that decision can be read […]


UK – GSK v. Wyeth

Posted: November 23rd, 2017

Glaxosmithkline UK Limited v Wyeth Holdings LLC, High Court, London, UK, 13 January 2017, Neutral Citation Number: [2017] EWHC 91 (Pat) This is a judgment from Henry Carr J on preliminary issues relating to the remedies available to Wyeth (referred to as its parent company, Pfizer) for infringement of its patent by GSK. The key […]