EPLAW PATENT BLOG

UK – Teva UK Limited & Ors v. Merck Sharp & Dohme Corporation

Posted: May 1st, 2017

(1) Teva UK Limited, (2) Accord Healthcare Limited, (3) Generics (UK) Limited trading as Mylan v Merck Sharp & Dohme Corporation Arnold J held that Merck Sharp & Dohme Corporation’s (“MSD”) SPC was invalid as it did not comply with either Article 3(a) or Article 3(c) of the SPC Regulation. The SPC in issue was […]

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UK – Stretchline Intellectual Properties v. H&M (Hennes & Mauritz)

Posted: April 6th, 2017

Stretchline Intellectual Properties Limited v. H&M (Hennes & Mauritz) Limited, UK, Court of Appeal, McCombe and Floyd LLJ, 30 March 2017 To what extent should the claims of a patent be construed so as to make a patent valid over the prior art? That was the critical question at the heart of H&M’s appeal from […]

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UK – IPCom v. HTC

Posted: March 27th, 2017

IPCom v HTC, UK Court of Appeal, 28 February 2017, neutral citation number [2017] EWCA Civ 90 The Court of Appeal has handed down the latest decision in the long running litigation between IPCom and HTC. IPCom had appealed the High Court’s decision that HTC’s smartphones did not infringe IPCom’s European Patent (UK) 1 841 […]

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NL – HTW v. Permavoid

Posted: January 5th, 2017

HTW Infiltratietechniek B.V. v. Permavoid Limited, Court of Appeal of the Hague, the Netherlands, 27 December 2016, Case number C/09/456139 / HA ZA 13-1362 Permavoid is the holder of European patent EP 1 311 727 B1 for ‘a pavement with structural module’. All claims of EP ‘727 are directed to a ‘vehicular trafficked pavement structure’. […]

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UK – Napp v. Dr Reddy’s and Sandoz

Posted: November 7th, 2016

Napp Pharmaceutical Holdings Limited v Dr Reddy’s Laboratories (UK) Limited and Sandoz Limited, England & Wales Court of Appeal, London, UK, 1 November 2016, Neutral Citation Number [2016] EWCA Civ 1053 This was an appeal from a decision of Arnold J holding that there was no infringement of European Patent (UK) 2 305 194 (‘the […]

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NL – Vertidrive v. Waterjet

Posted: October 31st, 2016

Vertidrive B.V. v. Waterjet Robotics USA LLC., Preliminary Relief Judge District Court of The Hague, the Netherlands, 20 October 2016, Case number C/09/515824 / KG ZA 16-956 Waterjet is the holder of the European patent with number 1 409 330 entitled “Air gap magnetic mobile robot”. Vertidrive develops and markets remote controlled magnetic robots for […]

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UK – Nicocigs v. Fontem

Posted: September 13th, 2016

Nicocigs Limited v. Fontem Holdings 1 BV, UK Patents Court, Mr John Baldwin QC, 2 September 2016, 2016 EWHC 2161 (Pat) In this action Nicocigs sought to revoke European Patent (UK) 2 022 349 and/or a declaration that its products did not infringe the patent.  The patent concerned electronic cigarettes, a market that has expanded […]

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FR – France Brevets and Ms W. v. Nintendo

Posted: September 1st, 2016

France Brevets fails in its attempt to get more than €80,000,000 from Nintendo in Wii Balance Board-related patent dispute as a result of file wrapper estoppel Ms W. and France Brevets v. Nintendo France and Nintendo of Europe, judgment of the tribunal de grande instance de Paris dated 26 May 2016, docket № 14/05090, with […]

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UK – Napp v. Dr Reddy’s / Sandoz

Posted: August 3rd, 2016

Napp Pharmaceutical Holdings Limited v (1) Dr Reddy’s Laboratories (UK) Limited (2) Sandoz Limited. UK Patents Court (Arnold J). Case neutral citation number: [2016] EWHC 1517 (Pat) In a decision that considers both numerical ranges and de minimis patent infringement, the UK Patents Court has held that products (7 day buprenorphine transdermal patches) proposed to […]

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