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UK Patents Court judgment in Laboratorios Almirall SA v Boehringer Ingelheim International GmbH

  • Bird & Bird
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  • United Kingdom
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  • March 11 2009

This case concerned a tit-for-tat revocation of two patents claiming the combinations of a particular anticholinergic with -agonists for treating respiratory illnesses

Patents Court judgment in Ratiopharm GmbH and Sandoz Limited v Napp Pharmaceutical Holdings Limited

  • Bird & Bird
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  • United Kingdom
  • -
  • March 11 2009

The Patents Court (Mr Justice Floyd) handed judgment down on 16 December 2008 relating to two patents regarding formulations to achieve slow release of the opioid pain killing drug, oxycodone

Paedriatric SPC extension: zero or negative term SPCs

  • Bird & Bird
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  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • -
  • March 11 2009

Zero or negative term SPCs give rise to a unique disunity amongst the granting authorities in the European Member States

End of German Olanzapine battle: Federal Supreme Court upholds patent

  • Bird & Bird
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  • Germany
  • -
  • March 11 2009

On December 16, 2008 the Federal Supreme Court gave its judgment determining the validity of the Olanzapine patent, this was further to its revocation by the Federal Patent Court at first instance

Patent decisions on patents for chiral compounds

  • Bird & Bird
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  • United Kingdom
  • -
  • May 13 2009

A chiral compound is one which has at least one asymmetric carbon centre

Patents Court upholds supplementary protection certificate for a novel enantiomer in Generics UK Limited v Daiichi

  • Bird & Bird
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  • United Kingdom
  • -
  • December 31 2008

Generics (UK) Limited (“GUK”) was unsuccessful in its attempt before the Patents Court (Mr Justice Kitchin) to revoke Daiichi's Supplementary Protection Certificate (“SPC”) in respect of levofloxacin

UK Office of Fair Trading report on the Pharmaceutical Price Regulation Scheme

  • Bird & Bird
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  • United Kingdom
  • -
  • March 9 2007

On 20 February 2007, the Office of Fair Trading (“OFT”) published a 120 page report on the regulation of the price of branded pharmaceutical products under the voluntary scheme that is periodically re-negotiated between the industry and the Department of Health, the Pharmaceutical Price Regulation Scheme (“PPRS”

Edwards Lifesciences AG v Cook Biotech Incorporated

  • Bird & Bird
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  • United Kingdom
  • -
  • July 17 2009

Mr Justice Kitchin handed down a decision only four weeks after the hearing, finding Cook’s patent invalid and not infringed by Edwards’ SAPIEN heart valve

The Court of Appeal’s recent decision on the parallel import of pharmaceutical products

  • Bird & Bird
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  • United Kingdom
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  • February 28 2008

Following two preliminary references to the European Court of Justice (“ECJ”), on 21 February 2008, the Court of Appeal handed down the latest decision in the long running pharmaceutical parallel import case of Boehringer Ingelheim KG and Boehringer Ingelheim Pharma KG v Swingward Limited (2008 EWCA Civ 83

Recent Dutch seizures of generic drugs add fire to the WTO dispute regarding seizure of goods in transit

  • Bird & Bird
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  • Global, Netherlands
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  • March 23 2009

The dispute regarding goods in transit has been highlighted in recent months due to several seizures of generic drugs in transit by the Dutch customs authorities