EPLAW PATENT BLOG

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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LU – TATA STEEL v. ARCELORMITTAL

Posted: August 25th, 2022

TATA STEEL IJMUIDEN B.V. et al v. ARCELLORMITTAL SA, Court of Appeal Luxemburg, 27 July 2022, Case no. 113/22 – IX – CIV ARCELORMITTAL has submitted a patent application (EP 2 906 734) on “A method for manufacturing a metal sheet with a ZnAl [Zinalium, a zinc-based metal] coating and with optimized drying, corresponding metal […]

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IT – Providus – lost profits / recovery of profits – Supreme Court

Posted: January 5th, 2022

Introduction With Decision No. 21832 of 29 July 2021, the Italian Supreme Court clarified: (a) what the relationship is between compensation for lost profits under Art. 125(1) of the Italian Intellectual Property Code (“IPC”) and recovery of profits under Art. 125(3) IPC; and (b) whether the recovery of profits requires wilful intent or negligence by […]

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NL – Astrazeneca v. Menzis / Appeal

Posted: December 30th, 2021

AstraZeneca B.V. and AstraZeneca AB v. Menzis Zorgverzekeraar N.V. and Anderzorg N.V., Court of Appeal The Hague, The Netherlands, 28 December 2021, Case No. 200.286.638/0, with thanks to Willem Hoyng, HOYNG ROKH MONEGIER, for providing the judgment and the translation “In 2014, the District Court invalidated a pharmaceutical patent of AstraZeneca AB for lack of […]

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ES – ERASMUS and INVIVO v. VITRO et al.

Posted: November 29th, 2021

Erasmus MC and Invivo v. Vitro et al., Court of Appeals of Barcelona, 8 April 2021, Appeal Docket No. 1969/2020 On 8 April 2021, the Court of Appeals of Barcelona rendered judgment on appeal in a complex case relating to nucleic acid amplification primers for PCR-based clonality studies, involving a number of issues regarding the […]

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IT – Cappellotto v. Farid / Reasonable Royalties / Supreme Court

Posted: September 11th, 2021

Introduction With Decision No. 5666 of 2 March 2021, the Italian Supreme Court clarified how to apply the reasonable royalty and the gross operating margin (incremental) criteria to calculate damages in patent infringement proceedings under Art. 125 of the Italian Intellectual Property Code (“IPC”), which implements Art. 13 of the Enforcement Directive (Directive 2004/48/EC). Summary […]

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UK – Dr Reddy’s Laboratories and others v. Warner-Lambert

Posted: August 14th, 2021

Dr Reddy’s Laboratories (UK Limited) and others v Warner-Lambert Company LLC and Pfizer Limited This judgment of Zacaroli J is from the first in a series of trials in which various generics companies as well as certain NHS entities (together the “Inquiry Claimants”) are seeking damages under cross undertakings given by Warner-Lambert/Pfizer (the “Inquiry Defendants”). […]

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FR – Eli Lilly v. Fresenius Kabi / Comment Pierre Véron

Posted: September 26th, 2020

Eli Lilly and Company and Lilly France v. Fresenius Kabi France and Fresenius Kabi Groupe France, Judiciary Court of Paris, France, 11 September 2020, Docket № 17/10421, by Pierre Véron, Honorary President, EPLAW Joining a majority of European Courts, the Paris court has held that Eli Lilly’s patent, claiming the combined administration of pemetrexed disodium […]

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UK – Neurim and Flynn v. Mylan

Posted: July 1st, 2020

Neurim and Flynn v Mylan [2020] EWCA Civ 793 Introduction In an expedited appeal from the UK Patents Court, the Court of Appeal has dismissed Neurim/Flynn’s appeal and refused to award an interim injunction preventing generic pharmaceutical launch pending trial. The hearing took place on Thursday 18 June 2020, two weeks after the appealed decision, […]

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