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AstraZeneca held liable for additional healthcare costs
In a judgment of 14 October 2020 the District Court The Hague ruled in a landslide decision that AstraZeneca is liable for the extra costs that health insurance companies Menzis and Anderzorg incurred because of the wrongful enforcement of AstraZeneca’s patent EP 0 907 364 (EP 364), which covers its medicinal product Seroquel, against generic quetiapine XR.[1] This is not a landslide decision because it means a change in case law, but because it is the first Dutch judgment ever in which such claims...
October 15, 2020
10 min read
German Constitutional Court declares the vote on the...
Today the German Constitutional Court (Bundesverfassungsgericht)...
March 20, 2020
5 min read
SPCs For Second Medical Use Products – Is There an...
Over the years, pharmaceutical companies have obtained Supplementary...
February 24, 2020
6 min read
Changes in the Polish Industrial Law concerning Pa...
Recent changes to the Polish Industrial Law concerning patents...
February 13, 2020
4 min read
More Guidance on Pharma Settlement Agreements from the Court of Justice of the EU (ECJ)
It is clear that under certain specific circumstances, a settlement agreement between a holder of a pharmaceutical...
February 7, 2020
11 min read
The US/China Trade Agreement: what could it mean for the Pharma Industry?
Following a long period of negotiation, Phase I of the US-China Trade Agreement was published on 15 January...
February 6, 2020
5 min read
The English Patents Court examines the law on enablement in the context of lack of novelty based on both prior publication and prior use.
Earlier this year (17 July 2019) in Takeda UK Limited v F. Hoffmann-La Roche AG Mr Justice Colin Birss...
November 19, 2019
5 min read
Are German Courts the “Spoilsport” of the “Divisional Game” when it comes to Preliminary Injunction Requests?
If a patentee undertakes actions with respect to a patent of the same patent family (e.g. waiving the...
November 4, 2019
4 min read
Bird & Bird secures win in preliminary injunction patent case before the Düsseldorf Courts
On September 26, 2019, the Higher Regional Court of Düsseldorf confirmed on appeal that Teva Pharmaceutical...
September 30, 2019
8 min read
Supreme Court holds Dosage Regime Patent Obvious
Today in Actavis v ICOS the Supreme Court unanimously ruled that the ICOS patent for a Tadalafil...
March 27, 2019
4 min read
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