EPLAW PATENT BLOG

NL – Genmab v. Dutch Patent Office / SPC

Posted: September 15th, 2023

Genmab A/S v. Dutch Patent Office, District Court The Hague, The Netherlands, 29 August 2023, Case no. ECLI:NL:RBDHA:2023:12773 Application for a supplementary protection certificate for the product “ofatumumab” used as a medicinal product. A marketing authorization has been granted for the product, but this is not the first authorization for placing the product on the […]

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NL – Koninklijke Douwe Egberts v. Belmoca / Appeal

Posted: August 31st, 2023

Koninklijke Douwe Egberts B.V v. Belmoca BVBA, Court of Appeal The Hague, The Netherlands, 25 July 2023, Case No. ECLI:NL:GHDHA:2023:1641 Koninklijke Douwe Egberts (‘KDE’) holds EP 521 and EP 333 relating to beverage production systems. KDE states that Belmoca’s Belmio coffee capsules indirectly infringe on these patents. This has led to KDE seeking an injunction […]

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NL – Edwards Lifesciences v. Angiocare and Meril

Posted: August 30th, 2023

Edwards Lifesciences Corporation v. Angiocare B.V., Meril GmbH, Meril Life Sciences PVT Ltd. District Court The Hague, The Netherlands, 26 July 2023, Case No. ECLI:NL:RBDHA:2023:11325 Edwards’ EP 3 494 930 B1 relating to a “Leaflet attachment frame for a prosthetic valve” is found to be partially invalid and therefore not infringed. The Dutch part of […]

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UK – Teva & Sandoz v. Astellas / Appeal

Posted: August 24th, 2023

 On 25 July 2023, the Court of Appeal handed down its decision in Teva & Sandoz v Astellas [2023] EWCA Civ 880 concerning the validity of EP(UK) 1 559 427 B1 (the “Patent”), which claims the compound mirabegron for use in the treatment of overactive bladder (“OAB”). At first instance, Mr Justice Meade found the […]

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UK – Nokia v. Oppo / FRAND Injunctions

Posted: August 17th, 2023

Nokia v. Oppo / FRAND Injunctions, 26 July 2023, Mr Justice Meade, Case No. [2023] EWHC 1912 (Pat) Background Nokia and Oppo are engaged in a global dispute following the failure to negotiate a new licence after expiry of the previous licence, which ran from 1 July 2018 to 30 June 2021. As part of […]

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UK – Teva v. Grünenthal / Invalidity for lack of plausibility

Posted: August 17th, 2023

UK court finds patent invalid for lack of plausibility across the scope of the claims On 24 July 2023, Meade J handed down his decision in Teva v Grünenthal [2023] EWHC 1836 (Pat) concerning EP (UK) 1 457 208 (the “Patent”) which relates to a formulation of testosterone undecanoate (“TU”) with castor oil and benzyl […]

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NL – Edwards v. Angiocare

Posted: August 7th, 2023

Edwards Lifesciences Corporation v. Angiocare B.V., Meril GmbH and Meril Life Sciences PVT Ltd, District Court The Hague, The Netherlands, 26 July 2023, Matter Number HA ZA 22-460 Edwards holds EP 930 relating to a ‘Leaflet attachment frame for a prosthetic valve’ that claims a balloon catheter assembly featuring an inflatable balloon and an expandable […]

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News – Book: Research Handbook on Empirical Studies in Intellectual Property Law

Posted: July 27th, 2023

Research Handbook on Empirical Studies in Intellectual Property Law, edited by Estelle Derclaye, Professor of Intellectual Property Law, School of Law, University of Nottingham, UK “This comprehensive Research Handbook explores empirical legal studies of intellectual property law. It covers research from four continents and offers unique conclusions to aid in the creation and understanding of […]

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ES – CAPSA v. BLUESPACE & EMBAMAT

Posted: July 5th, 2023

Commercial Courts of Barcelona (Patents Section) CAPSA v BLUESPACE & EMBAMAT, Judgment of 16 January 2023, Main Proceedings 1346/2018 and 534/2019, Case no. ECLI:ES:JMB:2023:145 In this interesting decision, the Patents Section of the Barcelona Commercial Courts addressed two key procedural issues that are often encountered in patent infringement proceedings: the legal standing of parent holding […]

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