EPLAW PATENT BLOG

ES – LÉKUÉ, v. PENINSULA 2000

Posted: November 8th, 2022

LÉKUÉ, S.L. v. PENINSULA 2000, S.A., Barcelona Court of Appeals, Section 15, 30 March 2022 The Barcelona Court of Appeals, by reversing a first-instance Judgment, found that LÉKUÉ’s patent protecting a food container for use in microwave cooking was being infringed by the defendant, PENINSULA 2000. The Court of Appeals criticized the first-instance Court for […]

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NL – Novartis v. Mylan / Appeal – fingolimod

Posted: November 1st, 2022

Novartis AG v. Mylan B.V. and Mylan Ireland Limited, Court of Appeal The Hague, The Netherlands, 18 October 2022, Case no. ECLI:NL:GHDHA:2022:2079 The Novartis-group produces and markets amongst others a medical substance with fingolimod (also named FTY720) as active ingredient for the treatment of relapsing-remitting multiple sclerose (hereafter: RRMS). Novartis holds related EP 2 959 […]

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EPO – EBA referral G 2/21 – Preliminary opinion of the EBA / Plausibility

Posted: October 18th, 2022

G 2/21 on post-published evidence and plausibility – Preliminary Opinion of the EBA, reported by Dr. Klaus Reindl and Dr. Georg Anetsberger, Bardehle Pagenberg With the decision T 116/18, three questions were referred to the Enlarged Board of Appeal (EBA) of the EPO relating to post-published evidence. The EBA now issued its preliminary opinion as […]

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UK – Geofabrics v. Fiberweb Geosynthetics

Posted: October 17th, 2022

Geofabrics lays the tracks for large-scale damages inquiries in the UK Geofabrics Limited v Fiberweb Geosynthetics Limited [2022] EWHC 2363 (Pat) Geofabrics Limited (“Geofabrics”) has been awarded £13.4 million in damages for patent infringement, concluding a 5 year long dispute with Fiberweb Geosynthetics Limited (“Fiberweb”). Damages inquiries are rare in the UK so this judgment […]

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DE – Will the German automatic injunction live forever?

Posted: October 13th, 2022

Will the German automatic injunction live forever? By Tobias Wüttke, Meissner Bolte The Regional Court Düsseldorf clarifies in a milestone decision (docket no. 4c O 18/21 of 7 July 2022) that the new proportionality defense pursuant § 139 (1) clause 3 of the revised German Patent Act is not available for unwilling licensees. A. The […]

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NL – Tinnus Enterprises v. [x] International / appeal

Posted: October 11th, 2022

Tinnus Enterprises LLC and Zuru Inc. v. [x] International, Court of Appeal The Hague, The Netherlands, 20 September 2022, Case no. ECLI:NL:GHDHA:2022:1802 Tinnus holds EP 3 005 948 B1 (hereinafter: EP 948 or the patent). EP 948, entitled ‘Apparatus, system and method for filling containers with fluids’ is licensed to Zuru which markets a toy […]

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ES – Brudy Technology v. LABORATORIOS THÈA & STEVE PHARMACEUTICALS

Posted: October 3rd, 2022

BRUDY TECHNOLOGY, S.L. v. LABORATORIOS THÈA, S.A. & ESTEVE PHARMACEUTICALS, S.A., Commercial Court no. 4 of Barcelona, 7 March 2022 This first-instance decision issued by Barcelona Commercial Court no. 4 deals with a case of direct infringement of second medical use “Swiss-type” claims. Furthermore, it addresses the applicability of Prosecution History Estoppel in determining the […]

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NL – Orope v. Nokia

Posted: September 27th, 2022

Orope Germany GmbH v. Nokia Solutions and Networks OY, joint cases, District Court The Hague, The Netherlands, 7 September 2022, Case No. ECLI:NL:RBDHA:2022:9193 Nokia is the holder of the European patent EP 2 981 103, relating to ‘Allocation of preamble sequences’ (‘EP 103’) as well as the European patent EP 3 220 562 relating to […]

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NL – SEAB Power LTD v. The Waste Transformers

Posted: September 8th, 2022

SEaB Power Ltd v. The Waste Transformers Nederland B.V. et al., summary proceedings District Court The Hague, The Netherlands, 12 July 2022, (joint) Case No. ECLI:NL:RBDHA:2022:6786 SEaB holds patents EP ‘589 and EP 420 relating to portable devices for anaerobic digestion of waste. SeAB requests exhibition of certain evidence, in order to substantiate an infringement […]

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