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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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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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