Life sciences

  • Representing Fresenius Kabi regarding introduction of a variant of the pemetrexed chemotherapy drug. This has been one of the most tried patent case in Europe of the past years. The team successfully swayed the court on the merits to find the product non infringing in contrast to the finding of its Court of Appeal in PI proceedings. International coordination is key in this dispute, which is meanwhile pending with the Dutch Supreme Court.
  • Representing various AbbVie entities in a multi jurisdictional patent infringement matter. AbbVie alleged that J&J's block buster Stelara® infringed two of AbbVie's patents. This case centred around the human immune response and the technology of antibody engineering.
  • Representing MBH International in a multi jurisdictional patent litigation versus Coloplast. The matter regards catheters with a hydrophilic coating. The team prevailed in all four instances which has been an important factor towards a favourable settlement. We were involved in developing the litigation strategy in Europe.
  • Representing Novartis in a highly complex patent litigation in the field of biotechnology (phage display). This case concerns Novartis' blockbuster medicine "Lucentis". One of the (many) issues at stake are patentability of "reach through" claims and "directly obtained". The court proceedings were part of a multi jurisdictional patent dispute.
  • Representing Novozymes in patent litigation against Danisco. Both companies are global leaders in the field of enzymes. This case regards Novozymes' patent on heat resistant enzymes granulates. Also this matter is part of a multi jurisdictional patent dispute.

Technology

  • Representing Canadian company SMART Tech in fast track proceedings before the District Court The Hague. SMART Tech is leader on the market of interactive whiteboards.
  • Representing LG Electronics in patent infringement proceedings against Philips. This case regarded industry standards (JPEG) and disclosure of essential patents (in the field of data compression) during the standardisation setting process. This case was part of an international patent dispute.

Manufacturing

  • Initiating arrow declaration and non-infringement proceedings on behalf of Euro-Caps, the second largest coffee capsule manufacturer against its competitor Alice Allison. These proceedings pertain to the patent law aspects of Nespresso compatible coffee capsules.
  • Patent dispute on behalf of market leader and patent holder Asetek, against a substantial patent infringement in the field of liquid computer cooling systems.
  • Representing patent holder Tempels in patent infringement and invalidity proceedings before the District Court The Hague regarding a patent on a certain biscuit with indent (beschuit met inkeping) (rusk).