EPLAW PATENT BLOG

UK – Saint Gobain v. 3M Innovative Properties

Posted: July 11th, 2022

Saint-Gobain Adfors SAS v 3M Innovative Properties Co [2022] EWHC 1666 (Pat), 28 Jun 2022 A recent decision by Michael Tappin QC, sitting as a deputy judge of the High Court, has confirmed that post-judgment amendment in the UK remains very difficult to achieve and could even be viewed by the court as an abuse […]

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UK – Alcon Research v. Pharmathen and Aspire Pharma

Posted: July 7th, 2022

Alcon Research LLC and another v Pharmathen SA and Aspire Pharma Limited, Court of Appeal, London, UK, 28 June 2022, [2022] EWCA Civ 845 The English Court of Appeal (Lord Justice Arnold giving the leading judgment with whom Lady Justice King and Lord Justice Nugee agreed) has rejected an appeal by Aspire Pharma Limited (“Aspire”) […]

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ES – Vorwerk v. Lidl Supermercados

Posted: March 29th, 2022

Vorwerk v. Lidl Supermercados, Court of Appeals of Barcelona, Spain, 13 January 2022, Appeal Docket No. 880/2021 (ECLI:ES:APB:2022:1) One year after the first-instance ruling in one of the most mediatic patent cases in Spain, the Court of Appeals of Barcelona rendered a judgment changing course, namely inreversing the first instance judgment and declaring the invalidity […]

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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 – TELEFONICA & ACENS TECHNOLOGIES v. TWO-WAY MEDIA

Posted: October 19th, 2021

TELEFONICA S.A. & ACENS TECHNOLOGIES, S.L. v. TWO-WAY MEDIA LTD, Court of Appeals of Barcelona, 28 April 2021, Appeal Docket No. 466/2021 The present case analyses whether it is possible to file before the Spanish Courts a patent invalidity claim based on prior art documents which were not submitted at previous invalidity proceedings filed by […]

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