EPLAW PATENT BLOG

NL – Dutch Trading Office v. CNC Grondstoffen

Posted: February 20th, 2024

Dutch Trading Office B.V. v. CNC Grondstoffen B.V., District Court The Hague, The Netherlands, 23 October 2023, Case no. ECLI:NL:RBDHA:2023:15621 Method of transporting mushroom compost. No infringement: “Placing blocks on pallets in this manner does not meet the characteristics that stacked compost blocks are supported by spacer(s), providing rows and columns of stacked blocks, leaving […]

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NL – Janssen Biotech v. Samsung Bioepis / Manufacturing Waiver

Posted: February 2nd, 2024

Janssen Biotech Inc. v. Samsung Bioepis NL B.V., PI Proceedings, District Court The Hague, The Netherlands, 23 January 2024, Case no. ECLI:NL:RBDHA:2024:701 PI proceedings, SPC. Explanation of Manufacturing Waiver Regulation (EU) No. 2019/933. Manufacturing of biosimilar for export to third countries. Samsung Bioepis successfully invokes the manufacturing waiver. Reference number of marketing authorisation in export […]

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ES – TEKNICS v. CIBERNETICA

Posted: January 29th, 2024

Commercial Court no. 4 of Barcelona, TEKNICS v. CIBERNETICA, Judgment of 19 March 2023, ECLI:ES:JMB:2023:1261 The plaintiff, S. R. Teknics Project 2016, S. L. (hereinafter, TEKNICS) filed a complaint against CIBERNETICA PARA LA PANIFICACION, S.L. (hereinafter, CIBERNETICA) for the infringement of Spanish patent ES 2279737 protecting a “dough-kneading machine”. The entire contribution can be read […]

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NL – SEaB Power v. The Waste Transformers Nederland et al.

Posted: January 23rd, 2024

SEaB Power Ltd. v. The Waste Transformers Nederland B.V. et al., Court of Appeal The Hague, The Netherlands, 12 December 2023, Case no. ECLI:NL:GHDHA:2023:2688 Joined cases related to the use of technology for portable Renewable Energy Microgeneration facilities (hereinafter: REM facilities) that allow biogas to be extracted from organic waste at the location where that […]

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CJEU – Mylan v. Gilead Sciences

Posted: January 23rd, 2024

Mylan AB v. Gilead Sciences Finland Oy, Gilead Biopharmaceutics Ireland UC, Gilead Sciences Inc, 11 January 2024, Case no. C‑473/22 Article 9(7) of Directive 2004/48/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 29 April 2004 on the enforcement of intellectual property rights must be interpreted as not precluding national legislation which provides for […]

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UPC – EDWARDS LIFESCIENCES V MERIL – WHAT ARE “SAME PARTIES”?

Posted: November 27th, 2023

Edwards Lifesciences Corporation v Meril Italy srl (UPC, Central Division) – order dismissing preliminary objection questioning the compe-tence of the Central Division, based on comprehensive interpretation of the term “same parties” pursuant to Article 33(4) UPCA, by Dr. Michael Kobler, Bardehle Pagenberg, Munich Edwards Lifesciences Corporation (hereinafter: “Edwards”) filed an infringement action based on EP […]

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UPC – Penalty for breach of PI ordered

Posted: November 27th, 2023

myStromer AG v. Revolt Zycling AG, Local Division UPC, Dusseldorf, ex parte proceedings, 18 October 2023, Case No. UPC_CFI_177/2023 The Dusseldorf Local Division has ordered the payment of penalties for non-compliance with a PI Headnote by Aida Tohala, Bristows LLP, London. Background The present decision relates to an order for the payment of penalties following […]

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UPC – Harvard College v. Nanostring Technologies / security for costs

Posted: November 27th, 2023

Harvard College v NanoString Technologies (UPC, Munich Central Division) Case no. UPC_CFI_252/2023 – UPC awards security for costs against UK-based litigant. Headnote by Kate O’Sullivan, Bristows LLP, London On 30 October 2023, the Munich Central Division granted an order for security for costs in the case of President and Fellows of Harvard College v. NanoString […]

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NL – IHC HOLLAND v. ITREC

Posted: November 16th, 2023

IHC Holland B.V. v. Itrec B.V., District Court The Hague, The Netherlands, 8 November 2023, Case no. ECLI:NL:RBDHA:2023:16624 Invalidity, Infringement and Damages cases joined on the docket regarding three patents relating to a ‘Marine pipeline installation system and method(s)’ Two patents invalidated. Scope of protection. One patent found not valid due to lack of novelty/inventiveness. […]

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NL – Menzis v. AstraZeneca / Supreme Court / Seroquel * now including English translation *

Posted: November 6th, 2023

Menzis Zorgverzekeraar N.V. and Anderzorg N.V v. AstraZeneca B.V. and Astrazeneca AB, Supreme Court, The Hague, The Netherlands, 3 November 2023, Case No. 22/01071, with thanks to Willem Hoyng, HOYNG ROKH MONEGIER, for sending in the judgment No risk liability for patent holder AstraZeneca versus health insurer Menzis for enforcing a later retroactively invalidated patent. […]

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