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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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Telecoms update | District court imposes confidentiality regime in patent infringement proceedings

On 13 May 2020, the District Court of The Hague (“the Court”) rendered a judgment in final relief proceedings between DTS and Samsung regarding the alleged infringement of two of DTS’ European patents. Samsung’s non-infringement defence dealt with security aspects of its mobile devices. Given the sensitive nature of these security aspects, Samsung requested the
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Great results for BarentsKrans in Legal 500 EMEA

The Legal 500 Europe, Middle East and Africa has just announced its rankings for 2020. As in previous years, BarentsKrans is mentioned several times in this leading guide for the international legal profession. And we’re really proud of this! Background to the Legal 500 rankings Each year, Legal 500 analyses the performance of law firms
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Chambers Europe 2020 about BarentsKrans: hyper-intelligent & down to earth

Chambers Europe 2020, the guide that provides an overview of law firms and lawyers in Europe, has just been released. We are very proud to have received numerous honourable mentions once again. BarentsKrans has been ranked in six different practice areas. Ten of our lawyers have been recommended by name. Chambers is one of the
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Rankings Chambers Global 2020: again great results for BarentsKrans

Chambers Global 2020 was published today, the guide that provides a global overview of five international jurisdictions. 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 well as peer reviews. Chambers is
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Telecoms update | Provisions judge denies Fractus a preliminary injunction against Xiaomi et al.

On 10 December 2019, the Provisions Judge of the District Court of The Hague denied a cross-border preliminary injunction claimed by FRACTUS S.A. (‘Fractus’) against Xiaomi Technology Netherlands B.V. (‘Xiaomi’) and several Dutch smartphone vendors for the alleged infringement of Fractus’ patent EP 1 592 083 (‘EP ‘083’). According to Fractus the antennas of various
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