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NL – BASF v. Leolac

Posted: July 24th, 2012

BASF Polyurethanes Benelux B.V. v. Leolac B.V., preliminary injunction proceedings, District Court The Hague, The Netherlands, 17 July 2012, Case No. / Docket No. 417538 / KG ZA 12-410 The parent company of defendant Leolac is the owner of a European patent for a method of manufacturing a laminated foam article, and a foam article […]

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NL – Georgetown / Queensland – Referral CJEU

Posted: July 24th, 2012

District Court of the Hague, 11 July 2012, cases AWB 10/4769 (Georgetown University/NL Octrooicentrum) and AWB 10/7362 (The University of Queensland/NL Octrooicentrum) These rulings of the District Court of the Hague concern sub c of Article 3 of the SPC-regulation (469/2009). They follow on the recent rulings of the ECJ in the Queensland (C-630/10), Georgetown […]

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EU – Solvay v. Honeywell

Posted: July 12th, 2012

Solvay SA v Honeywell Fluorine Products Europe BV,Honeywell Belgium NV, Honeywell Europe NV,Court of Justice, 12 July 2012, Case No C-616/10 1.      Article 6(1) of Council Regulation (EC) No 44/2001 of 22 December 2000 on jurisdiction and the recognition and enforcement of judgments in civil and commercial matters, must be interpreted as meaning that a […]

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UK – Dr Reddy’s v. Pfizer

Posted: July 12th, 2012

(1) Dr Reddy’s Laboratories (UK) Limited (2) Dr Reddy’s Laboratories Limited v. Warner-Lambert Company LLC, Patents Court, Chancery Division, High Court of Justice, London, UK, 28 June 2012, [2012] EWHC 1791 (Pat) The Patents Court rejected Dr Reddy’s application for the Court to make a reference to the European Court of Justice (CJEU) in advance […]

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UK – HTC v. Apple

Posted: July 5th, 2012

HTC Europe Co Ltd v Apple Inc, High Court of Justice, Patents Court, London, UK, 4 July 2012, Case No. [2012] EWHC 1789 (Pat) This case concerns four European patents owned by Apple and asserted against HTC. Floyd J considered the infringement and validity of all four patents. EP 2 098 948 – Multi touch […]

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NL – Bayer v. Sandoz

Posted: July 5th, 2012

Bayer Pharma AG v. Sandoz B.V., preliminary injunction proceedings, District Court The Hague, The Netherlands, 27 June 2012, Case No. / Docket No. 416220 / KG ZA 12-335 Bayer alleged that the generic version of its contraception pill 'Yasmin' marketed by Sandoz infringed its method patent EP 840 as the generic product is the direct […]

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NL – Ranbaxy v. AstraZeneca

Posted: July 4th, 2012

Ranbaxy (UK) Limited v. Astra Zeneca AB, District Court of The Hague, The Netherlands, 13 June 2012, Case Number: HA ZA 11-2396 Ranbaxy sought a declaration that certain tablets containing magnesium esomeprazole, for which Ranbaxy obtained market authorisation in the Netherlands, do not infringe EP 1020 461 (Magnesium salt of the (-)-enantiomer of omeprazole and […]

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NL – Schnell v. Schilt Engineering

Posted: July 3rd, 2012

 Schnell S.P.A. v. Schilt Engineering B.V. and Schilt Engineering Export B.V., District Court The Hague, The Netherlands,27 June 2012, Case / Docket Number 402926 / HA ZA 11-2397 Schnell allged that Schilt infringed its two European patents concerning the automatic feeding of bar form metal profiles in profile working machines and or systems for […]

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EU – Motion on the project for a European Patent Court

Posted: July 2nd, 2012

Motion on the project for a European Patent Court, an initiative by Bernard Remiche and Fernand de Visscher, Université catholique de Louvain (Belgium) "The undersigned professors of Law and lawyers consider it necessary to draw attention to the situation of the project for a European court system specifically for patents on inventions.[…]On 8 March 2011, […]

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