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Pharma update | Court of Appeal overturns ruling District Court in Astrazeneca v Menzis

In an earlier Pharma Update, we reported on the judgment of the District Court of The Hague of 14 October 2020 in which AstraZeneca AB (“AstraZeneca”) was ordered to pay damages to health insurer Menzis Zorgverzekeraar NV (“Menzis”) for having enforced a patent that was later invalidated against a generic company.   This judgment has now
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Telecoms update | PI judge dismisses Ericsson’s anti-anti-suit injunction claim against Apple

On 16 December 2021 the PI Judge of the District Court of The Hague (“PI Judge”) rendered a judgment in PI proceedings initiated by Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (“Ericsson”) against Apple Retail Netherlands B.V., Apple Benelux B.V., Apple Inc., Apple Distribution International and Apple Sales International Ltd (“Apple et al.”). Ericsson is the patent proprietor of
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The Legal 500: Patent Litigation Country Comparative Guide

The BarentsKrans’ IP & Technology team contributed to The Legal 500: Patent Litigation Country Comparative Guide  by providing the chapter on patent litigation in The Netherlands. By means of a Q&A this guide describes the most important aspects of patent litigation in 27 countries worldwide. Each chapter provides information about the current issues affecting patent
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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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