EPLAW PATENT BLOG

IT – Bisio

Posted: April 15th, 2019

The Court of Milan departed from its previous position and decided that an urgent declaration of non-infringement can be granted even after the alleged infringer commenced marketing its product. Bisio Progetti S.p.A. (“Bisio”), a company active in the research and development of coffee and instant drink capsules, sought before the Court of Milan an urgent […]

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UK – Ablynx v. VHsquared & Unilever

Posted: April 13th, 2019

Ablynx NV & Vrije Universiteit Brussel v VHsquared Limited & Unilever Nederland B.V. & 4 others [2019] EWHC 792 (Pat), 29 March 2019 This judgment of the High Court follows a preliminary hearing to determine if the UK courts have jurisdiction to hear main proceedings. Summary HHJ Hacon held that the UK courts had exclusive […]

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NL – ARCELORMITTAL FRANCE V. TATA STEEL IJMUIDEN / APPEAL

Posted: April 1st, 2019

ArcelorMittal France v. Tata Steel IJmuiden B.V., Court of Appeal The Hague, 26 March 2019, Case No. ECLI:NL:GHDHA:2019:575 First instance ArcelorMittal was the holder of European patent EP 2 242 863 B1 (“EP 863″), which relates to a “process for manufacturing stamped products, and stamped products prepared from the same”. Tata Steel and other parties […]

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FI – Finnish Supreme Court Assessed Prerequisites for Preservation of Evidence and Access to Evidence in IPR Cases

Posted: March 27th, 2019

The Finnish Supreme Court rendered recently a precedent KKO 2019:10 clarifying prerequisites for measures for preserving evidence under the Finnish Act on Preserving Evidence in Industrial Property Rights and Copyright Matters (the “APE”) and the applicant’s right to access the evidence that has been preserved pursuant to the APE. The case was about a patent […]

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NL – INNOVATIONS 4 FLOORING V. UNILIN BEHEER / Appeal

Posted: March 19th, 2019

Unilin Beheer B.V. v. Innovations 4 Flooring Holding N.V., Court of Appeal of The Hague, 5 March 2019, Case No. C/09/483599/ HA ZA 15-243 Introduction Unilin Beheer B.V. (“Unilin”) holds a patent EP 1 026 241 (“EP341”) for a ‘floor covering, consisting of hard floor panels and method for manufacturing such floor panels’. Innovations 4 […]

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DK – FRESENIUS KABI V. ELI LILLY (PEMETREXED)

Posted: February 21st, 2019

Fresenius Kabi AB v/Fresenius Kabi and Fresenius Kabi Oncology Plc. (“Fresenius Kabi”) v. Eli Lilly and Company and Eli Lilly Danmark A/S (“Lilly”), the Danish Eastern High Court, 20 December 2018, Case number B-2735-17 The case concerns the infringement of Lilly’s patent DK/EP 1 313 508 (“DK/EP ‘508”) which relates to the use of the […]

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NL – Fast & Fluid Management v. Santint and Zhengzhou Sanhua Technology & Industry

Posted: February 15th, 2019

Fast & Fluid Management B.V. v. Santint B.V. and Zhengzhou Sanhua Technology & Industry Co., Ltd., Judge in interlocutory proceedings, District Court The Hague, The Netherlands, 8 February 2019, Case no. ECLI:NL:RBDHA:2019:1105 Fast & Fluid demanded a preliminary injunction against Santint and Zhengzhou due to alleged infringement on its EP 970 for a ‘valve assembly’. […]

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UK – Illumina and Sequenom v. TDL Genetics Limited

Posted: February 12th, 2019

Illumina, Inc and Sequenom, Inc v TDL Genetics Limited, The Doctors Laboratory Limited and Ariosa Diagnostics, Inc, Patents Court, London, UK, 22 January 2019, Case no. [2019] EWHC 79 (Pat) This application was made by the Claimants for an order that they are entitled to receive confidential information under the terms of an existing confidentiality […]

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UK – Huawei & ZTE v Conversant Wireless Licensing

Posted: February 6th, 2019

(1) Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd (2) Huawei Technologies (UK) Co., Ltd (3) ZTE Corporation & (4) ZTE (UK) Limited v Conversant Wireless Licensing S.A.R.L. (30 January 2019, Court of Appeal, UK, Case Nos. A3/2018/1274 and A3/2018/1278) The UK Court of Appeal (“CA”) dismissed an appeal by Huawei and ZTE’s Chinese and UK companies against the […]

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