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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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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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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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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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