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EU Court of Justice hears appeal of abuse of dominance finding against AstraZeneca
  • Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
  • European Union
  • January 18 2012

On 12 January 2012, the Court of Justice of the European Union heard AstraZeneca's appeal of the General Court's judgment largely upholding the European Commission's decision fining AstraZeneca 60 million for abuse of dominance by misusing the patent system and the procedures for the marketing of pharmaceutical products


SPC decisions rain down from the ECJ
  • Carpmaels & Ransford LLP
  • European Union
  • January 25 2012

Towards the end of 2011 there was a flurry of activity at the Court of Justice of the European Union, with Europe’s highest court handing down a number of decisions relevant to supplementary protection certificates a unique form of IP right that provides an additional monopoly that comes into force after expiry of a patent


Supplementary protection certificates: how a negative can lead to something positive
  • Hogan Lovells
  • European Union
  • January 27 2012

The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) confirmed the availability of negative term Supplementary Protection Certificates (SPCs


Some clarity on supplementary protection certificates for combination products
  • Hogan Lovells
  • European Union
  • January 27 2012

The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) clarified when combination products qualify for a supplementary protection certificate (SPC) under the SPC Regulation


Patent extensions: continuing ambiguity on the application of the SPC Regulation
  • Fieldfisher
  • European Union
  • October 16 2012

Despite numerous referrals to the Court of Justice of the European Union in last few years, there is still ongoing uncertainty as to the interpretation of the SPC Regulation


Consumer goods update October 2012
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • Indonesia, Myanmar, United Kingdom, European Union
  • October 9 2012

Welcome to our consumer goods sector update a publication which highlights some key recent legal issues affecting consumer goods businesses


Other news - latest on unitary patents
  • Fieldfisher
  • European Union
  • October 16 2012

It is also proposed that parties will have to apply specifically for "discovery" by showing that the other party is likely to have documents that are significant to live issues in the dispute


Virgin Atlantic Airways v Contour Aerospace and others: which country did you say?
  • Fieldfisher
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • October 16 2012

The High Court has recently held that it is not entitled to review administrative decisions of the EPO declining to give declaratory relief to Contour Aerospace (formerly Premium Aircrafts Interiors UK


Amending a granted patent to avoid invalidity
  • Fieldfisher
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • October 16 2012

This was an application by Smith & Nephew Plc for revocation of Convatec's European Patent No.1,343,510 filed in 2001 and entitled "Light Stabilised Antimicrobial Materials", on the grounds of added matter, obviousness citing two pieces of prior art (Kreidl and Gibbins) and insufficiency


CJEU rules on cross-border interim relief in patent proceedings
  • Fieldfisher
  • European Union
  • October 16 2012

In the case of Solvay SA v Honeywell Fluorine Products Europe BV and others(Case C-61610 12 July 2012) the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) has found that the rules regarding exclusive jurisdiction under the EU Jurisdiction Regulation (the "Regulation") do not prohibit courts of a member state granting cross-border interim injunctions in patent proceedings