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CJEU – Mylan v. Gilead Sciences

Posted: January 23rd, 2024

Mylan AB v. Gilead Sciences Finland Oy, Gilead Biopharmaceutics Ireland UC, Gilead Sciences Inc, 11 January 2024, Case no. C‑473/22

Article 9(7) of Directive 2004/48/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 29 April 2004 on the enforcement of intellectual property rights must be interpreted as not precluding national legislation which provides for a mechanism for compensation for any injury caused by a provisional measure, within the meaning of that provision, based on a system of strict liability of the applicant for those measures, in the context of which the court is entitled to adjust the amount of damages by taking into account the circumstances of the case, including whether the defendant played a part in the occurrence of the injury.

The entire judgment can be read here.

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