Pharma update: Indirect infringement of Swiss type claims is possible
In its judgment of 3 November 2017 in the case between Merck Sharp & Dohme (‘MSD’) and Teva, the Dutch Supreme Court ruled (ECLI:NL:HR:2017:2807) that indirect infringement of a ‘Swiss type’ second medical use patent claim is possible. In addition, the Supreme Court found that there is no difference in the scope of protection of second
Unbundling Act for energy companies doesn’t violate EU law
The Dutch Unbundling Act – also known as The Independent Grid Management Act – prevents electricity and gas network operators from being part of a corporate group that includes companies producing, supplying or trading in energy in the Netherlands. The Act obliges energy companies to split their network from their commercial activities. Energy companies Essent,
Dutch Supreme Court: State Lottery misled players over winning odds
The Dutch state lottery misled players between 2000 and 2008 by exaggerating the likelihood of winning, the Supreme Court ruled on 30 January 2015. The lottery should have warned players that it would use both sold and unsold tickets when making the draw. Consumers were misled, because the odds of winning were lower than they expected.