Case Law from the Contracting States to the EPC

Online publication date: 15.12.2017

Table of cases

National decisions according to countries

 

AT Austria

 

2014

 

Vienna Higher Regional Court, 19.08.2014 (34 R 34/14s)

2015

 

Vienna Higher Regional Court, 25.03.2015 (34 R 16/15w)

Supreme Court, 22.09.2015 (4 Ob 17/15a)

2016

 

Vienna Higher Regional Court, 15.03.2016 (34 R 146/15p)

Supreme Court, 25.08.2016 (4 Ob 94/16a)

 

 

BE Belgium

 

2014

 

Mons Commercial Court, 23.10.2014 (14/5716) – Oliver Funderingstechnieken v Votquenne Foundations

2015

 

Brussels Court of Appeal, 5.03.2015 – Shamrock Technologies v Belgium

Brussels Court of Appeal, 10.03.2015 – AstraZeneca v Teva Pharma Belgium

Court of Cassation, 12.03.2015 (C.14.0098.F) – Saint Gobain v Knauf

2017

 

Mons Court of Appeal, 03.04.2017 (17/1385) – Nouvag v Dr M.

 

 

CH Switzerland

 

2015

 

Federal Patent Court, 11.02.2015 (S2014_001)

Federal Patent Court, 27.05.2015 (02013_11)

Federal Patent Court, 07.10.2015 (O2013_006)

2016

 

Federal Patent Court, 10.06.2016 (O2012_043)

 

 

DE Germany

 

2014

 

Federal Court of Justice, 14.10.2014 (X ZR 35/11) – Access rights

Federal Court of Justice, 25.11.2014 (X ZR 119/09) – Grinding product

Federal Court of Justice, 02.12.2014 (X ZB 1/13) – Device for the numbering of seating

Federal Court of Justice, 09.12.2014 (X ZR 6/13) – Crimping pliers

2015

 

Federal Court of Justice, 13.01.2015 (X ZR 41/13) – Quetiapine

Federal Court of Justice, 17.02.2015 (X ZR 161/12) – Wound treatment apparatus

Federal Court of Justice, 26.02.2015 (X ZR 37/13) – Image stream

Federal Court of Justice, 12.05.2015 (X ZR 43/13) – Rotor elements

Federal Court of Justice, 02.06.2015 (X ZR 103/13) – Crossbar

Federal Court of Justice, 09.06.2015 (X ZR 101/13) – Polymer foam II

Federal Court of Justice, 30.06.2015 (X ZB 1/15) – Aircraft status

Federal Court of Justice, 25.08.2015 (X ZR 110/13) – Slide to unlock

Federal Court of Justice, 15.09.2015 (X ZR 112/13) – Partially reflecting foil

Federal Court of Justice, 13.10.2015 (X ZR 74/14) – Air cap system

Federal Court of Justice, 27.10.2015 (X ZR 11/13) – Joint strip

Federal Patent Court, 27.10.2015 (1 Ni 25/14 (EP))

Federal Patent Court, 01.12.2015 (3 Ni 23/14 (EP))

2016

 

Federal Court of Justice, 19.01.2016 (X ZR 141/13) – Receptor tyrosine kinase

Federal Court of Justice, 10.05.2016 (X ZR 114/13) – Heat exchanger

2017

 

Federal Patent Court, 24.01.2017 (3 Ni 3/15 (EP)) – Pregabalin

 

 

DK Denmark

 

2016

 

Maritime and Commercial High Court, 17.06.2016 (T 2-12 and T-20-13) – AstraZeneca v Accord Healthcare

 

 

ES Spain

 

2015

 

Supreme Court, 14.04.2015 (182/2015) – Aventis Pharma SA, May & Baker Ltd & Sanofi Aventis SA v Hospira Productos Farmacéuticos y Hospitalarios SL

Supreme Court, 18.06.2015 (325/2015) – Laboratorios Leon Pharma v Laboratoire HRA Pharma / Richter Gedeon Vegyészeti Gyar RT

2016

 

Barcelona Court of Appeal (Section 15), 07.01.2016 (3/2016) – Gamesa Corporación Tecnológica et al. v Aloys Wobben

Barcelona Court of Appeal (Section 15), 02.02.2016 (20/2016) – Oatly AB v Liquats Vegetals SA et al.

Supreme Court, 20.05.2016 (334/2016) – Accord Healthcare et al. v Astrazeneca

 

 

FR France

 

2014

 

Paris District Court, 21.11.2014 (10/14073) – Ethypharm v AstraZeneca AB  & Cipla Ltd

Paris Court of Appeal, 16.12.2014 (12/18548) – Decathlon v Time Sport

2015

 

Paris Court of Appeal, 30.01.2015 (10/19659) – Merck v Actavis

Paris District Court, 07.05.2015 (13/16172) – MGI v Aqua Consult

Paris District Court, 28.05.2015 (12/11963) – Nexira v San-Ei

Paris District Court, 18.06.2015 (14/05735) – Orange v Free and Freebox

Paris District Court, 19.06.2015 (13/08566) – Mylan v Richter Gedeon

Paris Court of Appeal, 26.06.2015 (14/23888) – Arkema v INPI Director General

Paris Court of Appeal, 30.10.2015 (13/07821) – Boegli v Darsail

Paris Court of Appeal, 03.11.2015 (12/23743) – Ethypharm v Alkermes

2016

 

Paris Court of Appeal, 12.01.2016 (13/13050) – Clinipro v General Hospital Corporation (US)

Paris District Court, 15.01.2016 (13/17432) – Time Sport v Decathlon

Paris Court of Appeal, 26.02.2016 (15/01962) – Sesame Active System v INPI Director General

Paris Court of Appeal, 08.04.2016 (14/00580) – Exten.S and Eram v Calzados Hergar

Paris District Court, 14.04.2016 (14/05992) – SAS Bayer Healthcare & Bayer Animal Health GmbH v Intervet International BV

Paris District Court, 14.04.2016 (15/06549) – Piaggio v Peugeot Motocycles

Paris Court of Appeal, 17.05.2016 (14/10335) – Rabaud v SEE

Paris District Court, 26.05.2016 (14/05090) – Ms W and France Brevets v Nintendo

Paris Court of Appeal, 27.05.2016 (14/02829) – Launch Tech Company Limited v FOG Automotive Distribution

Paris District Court, 01.07.2016 (15/05880) – Mylan v Astrazeneca

Paris District Court, 08.07.2016 (14/14370) – Mylan & Generics v Warner-Lambert

Paris Court of Appeal, 07.10.2016 (14/16544) – PMT Italia v ABK Machinery

Paris Court of Appeal, 16.12.2016 (14/06444) – Dassault v Sinequa

 

 

GB United Kingdom

 

2014

 

Patents Court, 22.05.2014 – Generics (UK) Ltd (t/a Mylan) v Richter Gedeon Vegyeszeti Gyar RT [2014] EWHC 1666 (Pat)

Patents Court, 22.09.2014 –CompactGTL v Velocys plc & Ors [2014] EWHC 2951 (Pat)

Patents Court, 01.12.2014 – Idenix Pharmaceuticals Inc. v Gilead Sciences Inc. & Ors [2014] EWHC 3916 (Pat)

2015

 

Patents Court, 24.04.2015 – IPCOM GmbH & Co KG v HTC Europe Co Ltd & Ors [2015] EWHC 1034 (Pat)

Court of Appeal, 24.06.2015 – Smith & Nephew Plc v Convatech Technologies Inc [2015] EWCA Civ 607

 

Patents Court, 20.07.2015 – Wobben Properties GmbH v Siemens plc & Ors [2015] EWHC 2114

Court of Appeal, 28.07.2015 – Teva UK Ltd v Leo Pharma A/S [2015] EWCA Civ 779

Patents Court, 02.10.2015 – Fontem Holdings 1BV & Anor v Ten Motives Limited & Ors [2015] EWHC 2752 (Pat)

Patents Court, 22.10.2015 – Merck Sharp & Dohme Ltd v Ono Pharmaceutical Co Ltd & Anor [2015] EWHC 2973 (Pat)

Patents Court, 16.11.2015 – Actavis Group PTC EHF & Anor v Eli Lilly and Company [2015] EWHC 3294 (Pat)

Patents Court, 23.11.2015 – Unwired Planet International Ltd v Huawei Technologies Co Ltd & Ors [2015] EWHC 3366 (Pat)

2016

 

Patents Court, 13.01.2016 – Accord Healthcare Ltd v medac Gesellschaft für Klinische Spezialpräparate mbH [2016] EWHC 24 (Pat)

Patents Court, 18.02.2016 – Eli Lilly and Company v Janssen Sciences Ireland UC (formerly Janssen Alzheimer Immunotherapy) [2016] EWHC 313 (Pat)

Patents Court, 11.04.2016 – American Science & Engineering Inc v Rapiscan Systems Ltd [2016] EWHC 756 (Pat)

Court of Appeal, 26.04.2016 – Richter Gedeon Vegyeszeti Gyar RT v Generics (UK) Ltd (t/a Mylan) [2016] EWCA Civ 410

Patents Court, 12.05.2016 – GlaxoSmithKline UK Ltd v Wyeth Holdings LLC [2016] EWHC 1045 (Ch)

Court of Appeal, 27.07.2016 – Hospira UK Ltd v Genentech, Inc [2016] EWCA Civ 780

Patents Court, 10.08.2016 – Actavis Group PFC EHF & Ors v ICOS Corp [2016] EWHC 1955 (Pat)

Court of Appeal, 13.10.2016 – Warner-Lambert Company LLC v Generics (UK) Ltd (t/a Mylan) & Ors [2016] EWCA Civ 1006

Patents Court, 28.10.2016 – Thoratec Europe Ltd v AIS GmbH Aachen Innovative Solutions [2016] EWHC 2637 (Pat)

Court of Appeal, 08.11.2016 – Idenix Pharmaceuticals Inc. v Gilead Sciences Inc. & Ors [2016] EWCA Civ 1089

Court of Appeal, 30.11.2016 – Hospira UK Ltd v Genentech, Inc [2016] EWCA Civ 1185

 

 

HU Hungary

 

2015

 

Curia of Hungary (Kúria), 04.02.2015 (Pfv.IV.21.455/2014/8) – AstraZeneca AB v Teva Gyógyszergyár Zrt. and Teva Pharmaceutical Industries

 

 

IT Italy

 

2015

 

Turin Ordinary Court, 15.05.2015 (628/2013) – Sandoz S.P.A. and Sandoz A/S v AstraZeneca A.B. and AstraZeneca S.P.A.

 

 

NL Netherlands

 

2014

 

Supreme Court, 03.10.2014 – Leo Pharma v Sandoz

2015

 

The Hague Regional Court of Appeal, 17.03.2015 – Doebros v Rijkswaterstaat

2016

 

Supreme Court, 05.02.2016 – Bayer v Sandoz

 

 

PT Portugal

 

2015

 

Lisbon Court of Appeal, 13.01.2015 (1356/13.OYRLSB.L1-7)

 

 

SE Sweden

 

2016

 

Stockholm District Court, 31.05.2016 (T 9625-14) – Sandoz A/S v AstraZeneca AB

Stockholm District Court, 12.08.2016 (T 258-15) – Actavis Group PTC ehf. v Warner-Lambert Company LLC

 

 

 

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