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High Court’s rejection of du Pont’s UK paediatric SPC extension for Cozaar overturned by the Court of Appeal
  • Bird & Bird
  • United Kingdom
  • October 13 2009

In E I du Pont Nemours & Co.’s SPC Application (2009 EWHC 1112 (Ch)) the High Court considered an appeal from a decision of the UK Intellectual Property Office to refuse a six month extension of a Supplementary Protection Certificate covering Cozaar (Losartan, an antihypertensive) under the Paediatric Regulation 19012006


Paedriatric SPC extension: zero or negative term SPCs
  • Bird & Bird
  • 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


UK Patents Court judgment in Dr Reddy’s Laboratories v Eli Lilly
  • Bird & Bird
  • United Kingdom
  • December 31 2008

In a judgment handed down in October of this year, the Patents Court (Mr Justice Floyd) upheld EP (UK) 0,454,436 (the “Patent”) which is owned by Eli Lilly and which protects the schizophrenia drug olanzapine


The Court of Appeal’s recent decision on the parallel import of pharmaceutical products
  • Bird & Bird
  • United Kingdom
  • 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


The Wellcome Foundation Ltd v Paranova Pharmazeutika Handels GmbH
  • Bird & Bird
  • Austria
  • March 11 2009

Following a reference from the Austrian Supreme Court, the ECJ ruled on two questions relating to the conditions applicable to repackaging of pharmaceutical products in a parallel imports case


Corevalve Inc. v. Edwards Lifesciences AG & Edwards Lifesciences PVT, Inc
  • Bird & Bird
  • United Kingdom
  • March 11 2009

Edwards Lifesciences, the world leader in replacement heart valves, succeeded in upholding the validity of their patent for a transcatheter valve


UK Patents Court judgment in Laboratorios Almirall SA v Boehringer Ingelheim International GmbH
  • Bird & Bird
  • United Kingdom
  • 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


Court of Appeal decides “settled” EPO case law trumps UK precedent on Swiss-type claim to a new dosage regime
  • Bird & Bird
  • United Kingdom
  • July 16 2008

The Court of Appeal has decided in the case of Actavis UK Ltd v Merck & Co Inc 2008 EWCA Civ 444, that a Swiss-type claim can be patentable where the novelty is only conferred by a new dosage regime or form of administration of a substance


Confidentiality in clinical trials
  • Bird & Bird
  • Netherlands
  • October 16 2008

Confidentiality covering clinical trials is important in the context of obtaining patent protection for an invention that is the subject of a clinical trial


Preliminary injunctions in pharmaceutical patent actions
  • Bird & Bird
  • Italy
  • May 13 2009

By a decision of 15 April 2009 issued in a preliminary injunction proceeding, the Court of Milan held that the mere grant of a Marketing Authorisation (MA) for a generic pharmaceutical product does not constitute an imminent threat of patent infringement