EPLAW PATENT BLOG

UK – Dr Reddy’s Laboratories v. Eli Lilly and Company Limited / Olanzapine

Posted: December 18th, 2009

Dr Reddy’s Laboratories (UK) Limited v. Eli Lilly and Company Limited, Court of Appeal (Civil Division), UK, 18 December 2009, Docket No: Case No.A3/2008/2966, with thanks to Robert Fitt, Bristows The Court of Appeal upheld the decision of Mr Justice Floyd and confirmed that Lilly’s (selection) patent concerning the drug olanzapine is valid. Olanzapine is […]

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DE – Leistungshalbleiterbauelement / opposition

Posted: July 30th, 2009

Leistungshalbleiterbauelement (High performance semiconductor component), opposition proceedings (admissibility of an opposition), Federal Supreme Court, Germany, 30 July 2009, Docket No. Xa. ZB 28/08 If a party files an opposition against a patent based on a prior application which cannot be considered for the assessment of inventive step, the opposition is admissible even if the party […]

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