UK – Nestec v. Dualit (Nespresso)

Posted: April 22nd, 2013

Nestec S.A., Nestlé Nespresso S.A. and others v. Dualit and others, High Court of Justice, Patents Court, Justice Arnold, London, UK, 22 April 2013, Case No. [2013] EWHC 923 (Pat) Nestec alleged that Dualit had infringed European Patent (UK) No. 2 103 236 (“the Patent”) by supplying coffee capsules compatible with Nestec’s Nespresso coffee machines. […]


NL – Ajinomoto v. Global et al.

Posted: April 15th, 2013

Ajinomoto v. Global Bio-Chem Technology, Helm et all. District Court The Hague, The Netherlands, 20 March 2013, Case No. C/09.268116 / HA ZA 06-2131 Ajinomoto is the proprietor of EP 0 796 912 relating to a “novel lysine decarboxylase gene and process for producing L-lysine”. Both Ajinomoto and defendants Global et al. produce and sell […]


UK – Microsoft v. Motorola

Posted: January 8th, 2013

Microsoft Corporation and others -v- Motorola Mobility LLC and another, Patents Court, High Court of Justice, London, The Hon Mr Justice Arnold, 21 December 2012, [2012] EWHC 3677 (Pat) This case concerned the validity of Motorola’s European Patent (UK) No. 0 847 654, relating to the synchronisation of message information across multiple mobile devices, and […]


NL – Apple v. Samsung

Posted: January 4th, 2013

Apple Inc. v. Samsung Electronics Co. Limited c.s., District Court The Hague, The Netherlands, 28 November 2012, Case/Docket No. 413294 / HA ZA 12-220 Proceedings on the merits with respect to Apple’s photo gallery “bounce-back” patent, EP 2 059 868. On 24 August 2011, the PI judge had provisionally held that Samsung’s Android 2.2.1 Galaxy […]


DE – Agfa v. Papier Union

Posted: October 15th, 2012

AgfaGraphics N.V. v Chengdu Xinggraphics Co.Ltd; German Federal Supreme Court, Germany, 14 August 2012, Case No. X ZR 3 /10, with thanks to Julia Bödeker and Christoph de Coster, TaylorWessing, for sending in the judgment and a head note in English In the above judgement, the German Federal Supreme Court made its final ruling in […]


SE – Ferring v. Medac

Posted: February 14th, 2012

Ferring International Center S.A v. Medac Gesellschaft für klinische Spezialpräparate G.m.b.H, Gebro Pharma G.m.b.H. v. Ferring International Center S.A, Medac Gesellschaft für klinische Spezialpräparate G.m.b.H v. Ferring International Center S.A, District Court of Stockholm, 31 March 2011, Docket No. T T 26687-06, T 1370-07 and T 15455-07 (joint cases) Ferring International Center S.A was the […]


NL – Lübbers v. Relco and annular gap injectors

Posted: January 31st, 2012

Lübbers Anlagen und Umwelttechnick GmbH v. Relco Wet & Dry B.V., accelerated patent proceedings before the District Court of The Hague, the Netherlands, 25 January 2012, Case No. 387236 / HA ZA 11-451

 On 25 January 2012, the District Court of The Hague ruled in the case brought by Lübbers against Relco. Lübbers acted as […]


UK – Gemstar-TV Guide International Inc. v Virgin Media Limited

Posted: April 11th, 2011

Gemstar-TVGuide International Inc, Starsight Telecast Inc, United Video Properties Inc v. Virgin Media Ltd, Virgin Media Payments Ltd, Case No. [2011] EWCA Civ 302 The English Court of Appeal has dismissed the appeal by Gemstar against the earlier judgment of the Patents Court, which held that three of Gemstar's patents relating to various uses of […]


HU – Burden of proof oral disclosure

Posted: March 3rd, 2011

Hungary – Burden of Proof Relies on the Party Requesting Revocation Based Lack of Novelty In a fresh decision the Metropolitan Appeal Court dealt with the question of proof of oral disclosure in the context of lack of novelty argued in a patent revocation proceeding. The Court ruling differs from the decision in parallel UK […]