EPLAW PATENT BLOG

NL – Novartis v. Alvogen

Posted: February 27th, 2014

Novartis AG v. Alvogen IPCO SARL and Focus Farma B.V., District Court The Hague, 23 December 2013, Case No. C/09/452370 / KG ZA 13-1160 The provisional relief judge of the Court of The Hague refused to grant a preliminary injunction against Alvogen and Focus Farma. According to the judge, there was a serious, not to […]

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NO – KRKA Sverige AB and Krka D.D. Novo Mesto v. AstraZeneca AB (esomeprazole)

Posted: February 21st, 2014

KRKA Sverige AB and Krka D.D. Novo Mesto v. AstraZeneca AB, Borgarting Court of Appeal, Norway, 24 January 2014, Case No. 12-103103ASD-BORG/02 On 24 January 2014 Borgarting Court of Appeal rendered its decision in a case between Krka Sverige AB and Krka D.D. Novo Mesto (appellants) and AstraZeneca AB (respondent) regarding AstraZeneca's patent NO 307378. The […]

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NL – Sirvis v. Medical Brands

Posted: February 18th, 2014

Sirvis B.V. and Serrix B.V. v. Medical Brands B.V. et al, District Court The Hague, the Netherlands, 13 February 2014, Case no. C/09/457050 / KG ZA 13-1464 There is a reasonable chance that the patent relating to “Lip compositions comprising a zinc containing compound dissolved in a hydrophobic phase” will be invalidated in proceedings on […]

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FR – Ericsson v. TCT Mobile (standard essential patents; injunction)

Posted: February 10th, 2014

Ericsson v. TCT Mobile : tribunal de grande instance de Paris, 29 November 2013, Docket № 12/14922, with thanks to Pierre Véron, Sabine Agé and Amandine Métier, Véron & Associés, for sending in the case, a translation in English as well as a summary of the case A preliminary injunction cannot be granted for standard essential […]

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UK – Cooke v Watermist / Appeal

Posted: February 10th, 2014

Andrew Cooke v Watermist Limited, Patents Court (Chancery Division), High Court of Justice, London [2014] EWHC 125 (Pat) Mr Justice Arnold of the Patents Court, has dismissed the appellant’s, Mr Cooke, appeal against a decision of Phil Thorpe acting for the Comptroller-General of Patents, that Mr Cooke was entitled to co-inventorship of, and co-entitlement to, […]

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BE – BioPheresis Technologies Inc v. State of Belgium

Posted: February 4th, 2014

BioPheresis Technologies Inc v. State of Belgium, Constitutional Court Belgium, 16 January 2014, Case No 3/2014, with thanks to Eric de Gryse, Simont Braun, for sending in the judgment as well as a summary in English In a judgment of 16 January 2014, the Belgian Constitutional court answered a request for a preliminary ruling by […]

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NO – STS Gruppen v. Stillasgruppen cs

Posted: January 27th, 2014

STA Gruppen AS v. Stillasgruppen AS and Stillastjenester, Borgarting Court of Appeal, Norway, 6 January 2014, Case No. 12-087681ASD-BORG/01  On 6 January 2014 Borgarting Court of appeal rendered its decision in a case between StS Gruppen AS (appellant) and Stillasgruppen AS and Stillastjenester (respondents) regarding StS Gruppen's patent NO 317999 concerning a device for security systems […]

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UK – Blue Gentian Llc & Anor v Tristar Products

Posted: January 15th, 2014

Blue Gentian Llc & Anor v Tristar Products (UK) Ltd & Anor, Patents Court (Birss J), London, UK, Case No. [2013] EWHC 4098 (Pat) In its judgment of 20 December 2013 the High Court of England and Wales decided a case regarding expandable garden water hoses. The trial was expedited, resulting in a speedy (and relatively […]

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UK – Hospira v. Novartis

Posted: January 10th, 2014

Hospira UK Ltd and Generics (UK) Ltd v Novartis AG Court of Appeal, [2013] EWCA Civ 1663 Patten LJ, Tomlinson LJ, Floyd LJ In its judgment of 19 December 2013, the Court of Appeal dismissed Novartis’ appeal against a decision of Arnold J that a claim, namely claim 7, of Novartis’ patent EP(UK) 1 296 […]

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