NL- Philips v. Wiko / Supreme Court

Posted: March 4th, 2022

Koninklijke Philips N.V. v. Wiko SAS Dutch Supreme Court, the Netherlands, 25 February 2022, Case No. ECLI:NL:HR:2022:163 Philips holds various UMTS patents, amongst which EP ‘659. In first instance, Philips was unsuccessful in its injunction proceedings against Wiko, as the Court denied the infringement claim and revoked the Patent based on Wiko’ counterclaim as several […]


NL – Basic Holdings v. Afire

Posted: February 23rd, 2022

Basic Holdings ULC v. Afire NL-BE et al. District Court The Hague, The Netherlands, 16 February 2022, Case no. ECLI:NL:RBDHA:2022:1081 Basic holds EP 2 029 941 B1 entitled “Artificial Fireplace” and alleges that Afire infringes its patent by marketing certain artificial fireplaces. The Court rules that: “The claimed feature ‘apertured bed’ is, as Afire et […]


NL – Corbin v. Pelvitec

Posted: February 16th, 2022

Corbin Clinical Resources LLC v. Pelvitec B.V., Leapmed France SAS et al., preliminary relief Judge District Court The Hague, 3 February 2022, Case No.  ECLI:NL:RBDHA:2022:702 Preliminary injunction proceedings, PI rejected. The patent on a medical device was deemed not (in)directly infringed because in the provisional opinion of the PI Judge the patent is not valid. […]


IT – Providus – lost profits / recovery of profits – Supreme Court

Posted: January 5th, 2022

Introduction With Decision No. 21832 of 29 July 2021, the Italian Supreme Court clarified: (a) what the relationship is between compensation for lost profits under Art. 125(1) of the Italian Intellectual Property Code (“IPC”) and recovery of profits under Art. 125(3) IPC; and (b) whether the recovery of profits requires wilful intent or negligence by […]


NL – Astrazeneca v. Menzis / Appeal

Posted: December 30th, 2021

AstraZeneca B.V. and AstraZeneca AB v. Menzis Zorgverzekeraar N.V. and Anderzorg N.V., Court of Appeal The Hague, The Netherlands, 28 December 2021, Case No. 200.286.638/0, with thanks to Willem Hoyng, HOYNG ROKH MONEGIER, for providing the judgment and the translation “In 2014, the District Court invalidated a pharmaceutical patent of AstraZeneca AB for lack of […]


EPO – J 8/20 and J 9/20 – Artificial Intelligence – overview

Posted: December 23rd, 2021

European Patent Office, Legal Board of Appeal, Order in cases J 8/20 and J 9/20 published on December 21, 2021; reported by Dr. Klaus Reindl and Dr. Georg Anetsberger, BARDEHLE PAGENBERG In a Press Communiqué of December 21, 2021, the Legal Board of Appeal published the order in cases J 8/20 and J 9/20 dealing […]


NL – Bayer Healthcare v. Teva

Posted: December 16th, 2021

Bayer Healthcare LLC v. Teva B.V. et al. PI Judge District Court The Hague, the Netherlands, 10 December 2021, Case no. ECLI:NL:RBDHA:2021:13616 Third generation divisional. Foreign proceedings on the mertits in which parts of the were invalidated do not take away the fact that the Dutch PI judge should reach its own conclusions. “At the […]



Posted: November 29th, 2021

Erasmus MC and Invivo v. Vitro et al., Court of Appeals of Barcelona, 8 April 2021, Appeal Docket No. 1969/2020 On 8 April 2021, the Court of Appeals of Barcelona rendered judgment on appeal in a complex case relating to nucleic acid amplification primers for PCR-based clonality studies, involving a number of issues regarding the […]


NL – Kiremko v. Tomra

Posted: November 24th, 2021

Kiremko B.V. v. Tomra Sorting Limited, District Court The Hague, 10 November 2021, Case no. ECLI:NL:RBDHA:2021:12267 Tomra holds EP 1 289 385 relating to a ‘Steam Peeling Processing System’. Kiremko markets the steam peeling machine Strata Invicta in the Netherlands. Various proceedings have already been conducted between the parties regarding (alleged infringement with) the Strata […]


NL – Nutrition v. Noba / Appeal

Posted: November 18th, 2021

Nutrition Sciences N.V. v. Kuminda N B.V., Court of Appeal, The Hague, The Netherlands, 29 June 2021, Case no. ECLI:NL:GHDHA:2021:2055 Nutrition is active in the field of ingredients for live stock feed and alleged that Noba infringes on the Dutch part of its EP 1 294 371 B2 relating to “medium chain fatty acids applicable […]