EPLAW PATENT BLOG

FR – Novartis v. Johnson & Johnson

Posted: October 27th, 2010

Johnson & Johnson Medical Limited, Johnson & Johnson Vision Care Inc and Ethicon v. Novartis AG, Cour d'Appel of Paris, France, 27 October 2010, Case no. 09/08135 Various decisions were handed down earlier in the worldwide litigation brought by Novartis against Johnson & Johnson about a patent for contact lenses. In a decision of Wednesday […]

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UK – Tate & Lyle v Roquette Frères

Posted: October 26th, 2010

Tate & Lyle Technology Ltd v Roquette Frères, Court of Appeal (Civil Division), on appeal from the High Court of Justice, London [2010] EWCA Civ 1049 The Court of Appeal has dismissed the appeal brought by the patentee, Roquette Frères (“Roquette”), against a decision of the Patents Court (Lewison J) that the patent-in-suit was invalid […]

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UK – Schlumberger v. Electromagnetic Services

Posted: July 29th, 2010

Schlumberger v. Electromagnetic Services, Court of Appeal, London, UK, 28 July 2010, [2010] EWCA Civ 819 The Court of Appeal has allowed Electromagnetic Services’ (EMGS) appeal of the decision of the Patents Court to revoke two of EMGS’ patents relating to the use of CSEM (Controlled Source Electromagnetic) surveying to detect oil and gas deposits […]

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FR – Laboratoires Negma v. Biogaran and Laboratoires Medidom

Posted: July 20th, 2010

Laboratoires Negma v. Biogaran and Laboratoires Medidom, Cour d’appel of Paris, 30 June 2010, Docket no. 10/07477, with thanks to Pierre Véron, Véron & Associés for sending in the judgment and the translation
In a case regarding novelty of a patent over a pharmaceutical preparation already disclosed in the prior art but claimed with a higher purity level of the active ingredient, the Court of Appeal of Paris decided that …

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NL – Alk-Abello v. Stallergenes

Posted: July 9th, 2010

Alk-Abello A/S v. Stallergenes, District Court The Hague, The Netherlands, 7 July 2010, Case No. HA ZA 08-1445
Patent related to the treatment of allergies. The District Court finds that a prior publication by Hansen dating back to 1970 is …

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FR – Hexal and Sandoz v. Boehringer Ingelheim Pharma

Posted: July 8th, 2010

Hexal A.G. and SAS Sandoz v. Boehringer Ingelheim Pharma GbmH & CoKG, Tribunal de Grande Instance, Paris, France, 7 May 2010, Docket No. 08/12537, with thanks to Pierre Véron, Véron & Associés for sending in the case and the translation In a case dealing with the use of (S)(+)-2-ethoxy-4-[N-[1-(2-piperidinophenyl)-3-methyl-1-butyl]aminocarbonylmethyl]-benzoic acid as the active principle in a […]

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NL – Gebr. Ezendam v. Lommers-Van Eijken Tuinbouwmachines

Posted: April 2nd, 2010

Vastgoedmaatschappij Gebr. Ezendam B.V. v. Lommers-Van Eijken Tuinbouwmachines B.V., District Court The Hague, The Netherlands, 31 March 2010, Case No. 2009/2379
The District Court of the Hague ruled that Dutch part of Ezendam’s European patent on the use of a cutting cylinder unit, cutting device with cutting cylinder unit for shaping a plant,

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NL – Ratiopharm v. Eli Lilly / Olanzapine patent invalid

Posted: April 1st, 2010

Olanzapine Ratiopharm GmbH, Ratiopharm Nederland B.V., Ratiopharm B.V. v. Eli Lilly and Co Ltd., District Court The Hague, The Netherlands, 24 March 2010, Case No. 2008/2126, with thanks to Chantal Morel & Moïra Truijens, Klos Morel Vos & Schaap
The Dutch part of Eli Lilly’s patent and SPC re olanzapine was found to be invalid

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NL – WDS Luxe v. Spant Best B.V. (Plameco)

Posted: January 13th, 2010

WDS Luxe B.V.v. Joseph Spanjers and Spant Best B.V., h.o.d.n. Plameco, The Hague District Court, The Netherlands, 13 January 2010, Docket No. 336602 / HA ZA 09-1505
Claim 1 of EP 308 is not novel over the Tombu patent. No violation of the principles of due process due to

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