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 […]


UK – Actavis v. ICOS

Posted: November 23rd, 2017

In Actavis v ICOS Lewison, Kitchen and Floyd LLJ held that ICOS’s patent EP (UK) 1,173,181 was invalid for obviousness overturning the first instance decision of Birss J. That decision by the Court of Appeal led to Eli Lilly (the marketing partner of ICOS for tadalafil/Cialis) applying to the Patents Court for an interim injunction […]


FR – Applying statutes of limitations to patent revocations in France

Posted: November 9th, 2017

Applying statutes of limitations to patent revocations in France: Running solves nothing: you have to start moving at the right moment… but when? by Pauline Debré and Jean-François Merdrignac, Linklaters Paris Equity aids the vigilant, not the ones who sleep over their rights (iura vigilantibus, non dormientibus prosunt). This is also true for claimants in […]


ES – Shionogi & Astrazeneca v. Ratiopharm / Rosuvastatin / Interim Injunction Opposition

Posted: October 16th, 2017

Shionogi Sieyaku Kabushiki Kaisha, AstraZeneca UK Limited, AstraZeneca Farmacéutica Spain, S.A. v. Ratiopharm España, S.A., Barcelona Commercial Court No. 5, 12 July 2017, Docket No. 148/2017 In a decision rendered on 12 July 2017, Commercial Court No. 5 of Barcelona overruled its previous order of 21 February 2017, pursuant to which it granted ex parte […]