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Pharma update: Indirect infringement of Swiss type claims is possible

In its judgment of 3 November 2017 in the case between Merck Sharp & Dohme (‘MSD’) and Teva, the Dutch Supreme Court ruled (ECLI:NL:HR:2017:2807) that indirect infringement of a ‘Swiss type’ second medical use patent claim is possible. In addition, the Supreme Court found that there is no difference in the scope of protection of second
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Crestline investors provides growth financing to Quintes

Crestline Investors, Inc, an institutional alternative asset manager announces a refinancing and acquisition facility of Quintes Holding BV, an insurance intermediary business based in the Netherlands. Quintes will use the acquisition facility to scale up its business-to-business portfolio in the non-Randstad regions of the Netherlands. In this investment, Crestline has teamed up with Dutch asset
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Acquisition Koninklijke Schut by P. Van De Velde Group

P. Van De Velde Group has agreed to acquire 100% of the shares of Koninklijke Schut N.V. With this acquisition, P. Van De Velde Group further strengthens its position in folding carton and packaging applications, operating under the name ‘Van De Velde Packaging’. Combining two complementary enterprises into one strong organisation, allows the Belgian group to better respond to new
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KPN acquires internet service provider Solcon

BarentsKrans acted as legal cousel to KPN in their acquisition of ‘Solcon Internetdiensten’, a Dutch provider of internet, (mobile) telephony, hosting television and secure email services for both individuals and companies. Legal advisors were as follows: Lawyers Michiel Martin Thomas van Hövell tot Westervlier Nicole Bokern Civil-law notaries Lisanne Vissers Robert-Jan Zwaan Jeffrey Koenecke We
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