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Pharma update – 17 August 2021 | Provisions judge denies preliminary order to carve out indications from marketing authorisation adalimumab biosimilar

In his decision of 16 July 2021 (published 5 August 2021) the Provisions Judge of the District Court of Amsterdam denied a preliminary order claimed by AbbVie Biotechnology Ltd (“AbbVie”) against Alvotech HF, Alvotech Swiss AG and Stada Arzneimittel AG (“Stada”) (collectively: “Alvotech et al.”) to carve-out AbbVie’s patented indications prior to launching their biosimilar
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Legal 500: splendid results for BarentsKrans

Legal 500 has published the 2021 rankings. The publication ranked BarentsKrans as a Top Tier Firm in Employment and Commercial Litigation. We also entered Tier 3 with Environment and Planning. Legal 500 is one of the most prominent guides on the international legal profession. Below you will find an overview of our rankings in the
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Chambers Europe 2021 about BarentsKrans: ‘excellent service, impressive and helpful’

Last month we published the stunning results that BarentsKrans achieved in the Chambers 2021 Global edition. Meanwhile, the Chambers Europe guide has also been published and we would, once again, like to share our Chambers feedback with you. Chambers and Partners publishes her rankings annually and in doing so compares 52 jurisdictions across Europe, from
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Chambers Global 2021 rankings: excellent results for BarentsKrans

Chambers Global 2021, the guide that provides a worldwide overview of international practice areas, has just been released. BarentsKrans received several honourable mentions. BarentsKrans has a number of wonderful mentions for Corporate/M&A, Intellectual Property and Dispute Resolution. Feedback from clients and peers The yearly Chambers ranking lists are based upon feedback received from clients as
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Telecoms update | District Court rejects infringement claim

On 30 December 2020 (published 13 January 2021), the District Court of The Hague (“the Court”) rendered a judgment in final relief proceedings initiated by Adaptive Spectrum and Signal Alignment, Incorporated (“ASSIA”) against Koninklijke KPN N.V., Telfort Zakelijk B.V., XS4ALL Internet B.V., KPN B.V. (collectively “KPN”) and Nokia Solutions and Networks Nederland B.V. (“Nokia”) regarding
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Pharma update | Dutch Court of Appeal: Pemetrexed patent Eli Lilly valid and infringed

In its judgment of 27 October 2020, the Court of Appeal of The Hague found that the generic pemetrexed tromethamine product of Fresenius Kabi Nederland B.V. (“Fresenius”) infringes EP 1 313 508 (‘EP‘508’), held by Eli Lilly and Company (“Lilly”). Yet again a turn of events in Dutch case law, where this issue has been
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Pharma update | AstraZeneca ordered to compensate damage health insurer Menzis for enforcing invalid patent

In a groundbreaking judgment of 14 October 2020, the District Court of The Hague ruled that AstraZeneca AB (‘AstraZeneca’) must compensate health insurer Menzis Zorgverzekeraar NV (‘Menzis’) for having enforced a patent that was later invalidated. AstraZeneca owned European patent EP 0 907 364 (“EP 364”) for a sustained-release (XR) formulation of quetiapine, an active
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Pharma update | NPS’s cinacalcet patent held valid by Court of Appeal

EP ‘761, owned by Shire-NPS Pharmaceuticals Inc. (‘NPS’), relates to the API cinacalcet, which is used for the treatment of conditions of impaired regulation of calcium levels in human blood and tissue fluid. The product is marketed under the name Mimpara®. In September 2017, Accord Healthcare Ltd. and Accord Healthcare B.V. (‘Accord’) initiated invalidity proceedings
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