UK – Conversant v. Huawei & ZTE / FRAND

Posted: July 9th, 2019

Conversant v Huawei & ZTE [2019] EWHC 1687 (Pat) UK Court considers essentiality and validity of patent in FRAND dispute. Background This judgment represents one of the technical trials in the dispute between Conversant (Claimant) and Huawei and ZTE (together the Defendants). The wider case relates to an ongoing dispute regarding what is a FRAND […]


UK – Allergan v. Aspire and Accord Healthcare

Posted: May 15th, 2019

Allergan, Inc and another v Aspire Pharma Limited and Accord Healthcare Limited v Allergan, Inc, High Court, London, UK, 3 May 2019, Neutral Citation Number: [2019] EWHC 1085 (Pat) In this judgment, Arnold J applied for the first time the UK Supreme Court’s decision in Actavis v ICOS [2019] UKSC 15 on inventive step. Background […]


NL – Philips v. Asus / Appeal / FRAND

Posted: May 9th, 2019

Koninklijke Philips N.V. v. Asustek Computers Inc., Asus Europe B.V. and Asus Holland B.V., Court of Appeal The Hague, The Netherlands, 7 May 2019, Case No. 200.221.250/01 Philips successfully appeals an earlier judgment regarding Philips’ Standard Essential European Patent EP 1 623 511 for a ‘Communication System’ (‘EP ‘511’). A copy of the earlier judgment […]


DK – Danish Maritime and Commercial High Court limits patent claims and finds indirect patent infringement

Posted: April 24th, 2019

The Danish Maritime and Commercial High Court has handed down an interesting judgment in a case concerning validity and infringement of two patents. The judgment is interesting for two reasons. Partly because the Maritime and Commercial High Court amended the existing patent claims, which the courts rarely do, partly because the Maritime and Commercial High […]



Posted: March 19th, 2019

Unilin Beheer B.V. v. Innovations 4 Flooring Holding N.V., Court of Appeal of The Hague, 5 March 2019, Case No. C/09/483599/ HA ZA 15-243 Introduction Unilin Beheer B.V. (“Unilin”) holds a patent EP 1 026 241 (“EP341”) for a ‘floor covering, consisting of hard floor panels and method for manufacturing such floor panels’. Innovations 4 […]


IT – Saima v. Plexa, Holacheck and Securconsult

Posted: March 12th, 2019

Saima Sicurezza S.p.A. (“Saima”), a company active in the security sector, brought a patent infringement and unfair competition action before the Court of Milan against Plexa srl, Holacheck srl and Securconsult. The plaintiff is the owner of the Italian patent no. IT 1.396.496 (“IT ’496”), concerning a system for managing passenger access control in public […]


UK – Technetix v. Teleste

Posted: February 13th, 2019

Technetix B.V. & Ors v. Teleste Limited, High Court, London, UK, 29 January 2019, Neutral Citation Number: [2019] EWHC 126 (IPEC) This case was brought by the patentee, Technetix B.V (and two licensees) claiming infringement of UK Patent No. 2,382,473 B (“UK’473”), a patent relating to cable tap units used in the distribution of signals […]


UK – Garmin v. Philips

Posted: February 8th, 2019

Garmin (Europe) Limited v Koninklijke Philips N.V., Patents Court, London, UK, 29 January 2019, case no. [2019] EWHC 107 (Ch) This was a claim brought by Garmin for revocation of Philips’ patent EP (UK) 1,076,806 B1 relating to a portable GPS based athletic performance monitor and to the use of the device in an external […]


NL – CDVI v. Impro cs

Posted: November 21st, 2018

Construction Diffusion Vente Internationale SA (‘CDVI’) v. Impro Technologies Europe B.V. and Alphatronics B.V., District Court The Hague, The Netherlands, 21 November 2018, Case no. ECLI:NL:RBDHA:2018:13746 CDVI holds EP 1245006 for an electronic card reader. CDVI accuses Impro c.s. to infringe claim 1 of the patent. Impro’s defence is that CDVI’s patent is invalid due […]