EPLAW PATENT BLOG

BE – Tunstall v. Télé-Secours and Victrix Socsan / forced licence

Posted: August 22nd, 2022

Tunstall Group Holdings Limited, Tunstall Group Limited, Tunstal SA v. Victrix Socsan and Télé-Secours, French-speaking Enterprise Court of Brussels, Belgium, 26 July 2022, Case no. A/21/01929  Health solutions provider Tunstall holds EP 2 160 038 B2, a patent relating to tone signaling and more specifically to a method of encoding dual-tone multi-frequency (DTMF) digital elements […]

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NL – HE Licenties v. Orchid Gardens

Posted: August 4th, 2022

HE Licenties B.V. v. Orchid Gardens et al, District Court The Hague, The Netherlands, 27 July 2022, Case no. ECLI:NL:RBDHA:2022:7627 HE Licences is involved in the management of patent rights in the ornamental plants industry. Orchid Gardens cultivates plants, including colored orchids. HE Licences invoked its patent rights against customers of Orchid Gardens. HE Licences […]

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NL – Barco v. Sahara

Posted: June 9th, 2022

Barco N.V. v. Sahara Presentation Systems PLC, District Cout The Hague, 1 June 2022, Case No. HA ZA 19-503 Barco holds EP ‘668 for an ‘Electronic tool and methods for meetings’and markets a presentation system under de name ‘ClickShare’ that incorporates the EP ‘668 technology. ClickShare enables participants to a meeting to share images and […]

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UK – Optis v. Apple

Posted: March 30th, 2022

Judgment handed down in the last of the technical trials in Optis v Apple saga: Optis succeeds in arguing that its patents are valid and infringed by Apple Overview The 15 March 2022 judgment of Mr Justice Meade is the latest in the Optis v Apple saga. It is the last in the series of […]

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NL – Ossenberg v. Roof & Tool Products

Posted: March 16th, 2022

Friedrich Ossenberg – Schule GmbH & Co. KG v. Roof & Tool Products B.V. and ESC Dronten B.V., District Court The Hague, The Netherlands, 2 March 2022, Case no. ECLI:NL:RBDHA:2022:1737 Ossenberg holds NL 1024003 related to a roof tile hook. Interpretation of claims. Patent is new and inventive. Roof tile hook defendant infringes patent. A […]

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NL – Basic Holdings v. Afire

Posted: February 23rd, 2022

Basic Holdings ULC v. Afire NL-BE et al. District Court The Hague, The Netherlands, 16 February 2022, Case no. ECLI:NL:RBDHA:2022:1081 Basic holds EP 2 029 941 B1 entitled “Artificial Fireplace” and alleges that Afire infringes its patent by marketing certain artificial fireplaces. The Court rules that: “The claimed feature ‘apertured bed’ is, as Afire et […]

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NL – Longhi Trading v. Hanwa Solutions

Posted: October 12th, 2021

Longhi (Netherlands) Trading B.V. v. Hanwa Solutions Corporation, PI Judge District Court Rotterdam, 1 October 2021, Case no. ECLI:NL:RBROT:2021:9551 Proceedings regarding solar panels. Longhi’s solar panels are stored in the Netherlands and distributed worldwide from the Netherlands. A cross border injunction is issued against Longi forbidding Longi to infringe Hanwa’s patents, or to be involved […]

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UK – Promptu Systems Corporation v. Sky UK

Posted: July 30th, 2021

Promptu Systems Corporation V Sky UK Limited and Others, 19 July 2021, Case No. [2021] EWHC 2021 (Pat) In this judgment, the English High Court held that Promptu’s patent, EP(UK) 1 290 889, lacked inventive step and therefore dismissed Promptu’s claim for infringement against the defendants (together, “Sky”). Background Promptu had asserted the patent against […]

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UK – Optis Cellular Technology and others v. Apple

Posted: July 26th, 2021

Optis Cellular Technology LLC and others v Apple Retail UK Limited and others, High Court of England & Wales, 25 June 2021, London, [2021] EWHC 1739 (Pat) On 25 June 2021 Meade J handed down his decision in the second of a series of trials listed as part of the ongoing Optis v Apple UK […]

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