UK – Medeva BV v. The Comptroller General of Patents / SPC

Posted: January 27th, 2010

Medeva BV v. The Comptroller General of Patents, High Court of Justice, Chancery Division, Patents Court, London, UK, 27 January 2010, Case No. [2010] EWHC 68 (Pat)
The High Court has dismissed an appeal against the UK IPO’s decision to refuse five applications for supplementary patent certificates (“SPCs”) relating to a patent claiming a method of making vaccines against whooping cough using just two active ingredients. Four of the applications were dismissed because


ES – Janssen v. Teva – Galantamine / Interim Injunction Appeal

Posted: November 16th, 2009

Janssen Pharmaceutica NV & Janssen-Cilag, S.A. v.Teva Genéricos Española, S.L., Court of Appeal (28th Section), Madrid, Spain, 16 November 2009, Docket No. 184/09 Section 28 of the Court of Appeal of Madrid has recently confirmed the first instance decision ordering Teva Genéricos Española (Teva) to temporarily refrain from commercializing in Spain generic drugs with the […]


EU – AHP Manufacturing BV ./. Bureau voor de Industriele Eigendom

Posted: September 3rd, 2009

EU – AHP Manufacturing BV ./. Bureau voor de Industriele Eigendom, Court of Justice, preliminary ruling, SPC, 3 September 2009, Docket No. C-482/07
The Council Regulation (EEC) No. 1768/92 does not preclude the grant of a SPC certificate to the holder of a basic patent if one or more certificates have already been granted for the same product.