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Legal 500 EMEA 2022: “Partner involvement, all areas in-house, professional juniors”

This week the Legal 500 published its’ 2022 edition. We are honoured to again have received excellent rankings this year. BarentsKrans has been ranked as Top Tier Firm in Employment Law and has been recommended in no less than ten practice areas. A special mention goes to Joost Fanoy who was listed as Leading Individual
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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 | Cross-border preliminary injunction granted regarding deferasirox

At the request of Novartis the Provisions Judge of the District Court of The Hague granted a preliminary injunction against Mylan BV for the alleged imminent infringement of Novartis’ paediatric extension (‘PE’) of Dutch SPC 300248 (‘SPC ‘248’) based on EP 0 914 118 (‘EP ‘118’).The product at issue contains deferasirox as the active ingredient
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Pharma update: pemetrexed tromethamine does not infringe pemetrexed disodium patent

In its judgment of 19 June 2019, the District Court of The Hague ruled that Fresenius Kabi’s pemetrexed tromethamine falls outside the scope of protection of Eli Lilly’s patent for pemetrexed disodium. This final relief decision deviates from earlier decisions in interim relief proceedings and decisions by several foreign courts. Eli Lilly (“Lilly”) markets the
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