EPLAW PATENT BLOG

NL – Vertidrive v. Waterjet

Posted: October 31st, 2016

Vertidrive B.V. v. Waterjet Robotics USA LLC., Preliminary Relief Judge District Court of The Hague, the Netherlands, 20 October 2016, Case number C/09/515824 / KG ZA 16-956 Waterjet is the holder of the European patent with number 1 409 330 entitled “Air gap magnetic mobile robot”. Vertidrive develops and markets remote controlled magnetic robots for […]

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NL – Innovations 4 Flooring v. Unilin Beheer

Posted: October 28th, 2016

Innovations 4 Flooring Holding N.V. v. Unilin Beheer B.V. District Court The Hague, 19 October 2016, Case No. ECLI:NL:RBDHA:2016:12523 *** Now including a translation of the judgment in English *** Innovations 4 Flooring successfully attacks the Dutch part of Unilin’s patent on ‘floor covering, consisting of hard floor panels and method for manufacturing such floor panels.’ […]

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UK – Sony Communications International v. SSH Communications Security Corporation

Posted: October 24th, 2016

Sony Communications International AB and others v SSH Communications Security Corporation and others, UK Patents Court, Roger Wyand QC, 10 October 2016, Neutral Citation Number: [2016] EWHC 2359 (Ch) In this action Sony sought to revoke SSH’s patent, EP (UK) 2 254 311. This patent related to an aspect of accessing wide area networks (WANs) […]

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UK – Warner-Lambert v. Actavis

Posted: October 17th, 2016

Warner-Lambert Company LLC v (1) Generics (UK) Limited (trading as Mylan), (2) Actavis Group PTC EHF, (3) Actavis UK Limited and (4) Caduceus Pharma Limited, England and Wales Court of Appeal (Floyd, Pattern and Kitchin LJJ), London UK, 13 October 2016, Neutral Citation Number: [2016] EWCA Civ 1006 The Court of Appeal dismissed Warner-Lambert’s appeal […]

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NL – VWS v. Ventraco et al

Posted: September 7th, 2016

District Court The Hague 27 July 2016, C/09/485397 / HA-ZA 15-366 (VWS vs. Ventraco et al) VWS owns a European patent, EP 2 389 415 B1 (“EP 415”), in which a method for rejuvenating a bitumen containing composition (such as asphalt) is claimed. The method according to claim 1 comprises, amongst other features, a distillation […]

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UK – Actavis v. ICOS

Posted: August 22nd, 2016

Actavis Group PTC EHF, Actavis UK Ltd, Actelion Pharmaceuticals Ltd, Actelion Pharmaceuticals UK Limited, Teva UK Limited, Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Limited & Generics (UK) Limited (Trading as Mylan) v ICOS Corporation & Eli Lilly and Company. England and Wales Patents Court (Birss J), London, UK, 10 August 2016, Neutral Citation Number: [2016] EWHC 1955 (Pat) […]

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UK – Napp v. Dr Reddy’s / Sandoz

Posted: August 3rd, 2016

Napp Pharmaceutical Holdings Limited v (1) Dr Reddy’s Laboratories (UK) Limited (2) Sandoz Limited. UK Patents Court (Arnold J). Case neutral citation number: [2016] EWHC 1517 (Pat) In a decision that considers both numerical ranges and de minimis patent infringement, the UK Patents Court has held that products (7 day buprenorphine transdermal patches) proposed to […]

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NL – Novartis v. Alvogen and Focus Farma

Posted: July 12th, 2016

Novartis AG v. Alvogen IPCO S.a.r.l and Focus Farma, District Court The Hague, the Netherlands, 6 July 2016, Case no. ECLI:NL:RBDHA:2016:7502 On 6 July 2016 the The Hague District Court rejected Novartis’ claim against Alvogen and Focus Farma based on infringement of its patent for patches containing rivastigmine, as it held the patent to be […]

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ES – MSD v. Química Sintética & Chemo Ibérica / Losartan / Supreme Court

Posted: June 29th, 2016

Merck Sharp & Dohme de España, S.A. v. Química Sintética, S.A. & Chemo Ibérica, S.A., Supreme Court (Civil Chamber, 1st Section), Spain, 2 March 2016, Docket No. 2206/2013 The Spanish Supreme Court definitely ruled in the long-term patent litigation initiated back in 2005 by MSD against the companies Química Sintética and Chemo Ibérica in relation […]

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