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FSC decides on patentability of neural progenitor cells II (Brustle)

  • Bird & Bird
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  • Germany
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  • February 25 2013

Recently, the German Federal Supreme Court decided on a nullity action on the patentability of progenitor cells extracted from human embryonic stem

ECJ: no pharmacy chains in Germany

  • Bird & Bird
  • -
  • European Union, Germany
  • -
  • July 17 2009

On 19 May 2009 the European Court of Justice (ECJ) has confirmed that Germany can have national legislation which prevents non-pharmacists from owning and operating pharmacies (joined cases C-17107 and C- 172-07

German Federal Cartel Office encourages German drug makers to challenge purchasing cooperation of health insurance companies before courts

  • Bird & Bird
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  • Germany
  • -
  • March 26 2007

On 22 November 2006, the German Federal Cartel Office (FCO) wrote a letter to all German associations of pharmaceutical companies informing them that the FCO will not commence proceedings against the cooperation regarding procurement planned by 16 health insurance companies (Allgemeine Ortskrankenkassen, “AOK”), however, the FCO encouraged the associations to challenge the procurement cooperation before the courts

Does requesting and receiving approval for a pharmaceutical create a threat of patent infringement? A German perspective

  • Bird & Bird
  • -
  • Germany
  • -
  • February 28 2008

Under German law, neither the application for a marketing approval nor obtaining it constitutes a ‘use’ act under Section 9 German Patent Act

Dispute between the Federal Ministry of Health and the Federal Cartel Office over privatisation of hospitals

  • Bird & Bird
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  • Germany
  • -
  • October 30 2007

The Federal Cartel Office has approved the acquisition of the psychiatric clinic Wunstorf from the federal state of Lower Saxony by the Klinikum Region Hannover GmbH only after imposing conditions

Food: to be or not to be!

  • Bird & Bird
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  • Germany
  • -
  • July 21 2010

The German Federal Court of Justice has passed a cornerstone decision by its judgment dated 14 January 2010, case I ZR 13807, relating to the differentiation of foodstuff and medicines in borderline cases

Denial of absolute product protection for DNA-patents (CJ decision in Monsanto v Cefetra, C- 42808) a German perspective

  • Bird & Bird
  • -
  • European Union, Germany
  • -
  • July 27 2010

The Court of Justice of the European Communities just recently denied absolute product protection of patent claims directed to DNA sequences in the case Monsanto v Cefetra and others, C- 42808

Medical products: to be or not to be?

  • Bird & Bird
  • -
  • Germany
  • -
  • July 28 2010

The German Federal Court of Justice has given a key decision in its judgment of 14 January 2010 (Case I ZR 13807) relating to the differentiation of foodstuffs and medicinal products in borderline cases

The German “dioxin incident”

  • Bird & Bird
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  • Germany
  • -
  • February 9 2011

Since December 2010 there have been several media reports on dioxin in animal feed in Germany

German Federal Cartel Office imposes fine against Rossmann for below-cost selling

  • Bird & Bird
  • -
  • Germany
  • -
  • March 26 2007

The German Federal Cartel Office (FCO) has imposed a fine of 300,000 against Rossmann