Pay-for-delay: The Court of Justice clarifies the scope of “by object” restrictions and “potential competition” in patent settlement cases
On March 25, 2021, the Court of Justice of the European Union ruled on appeal in the Lundbeck case, confirming the previous judgement of the General Court that upheld the decision of the European Commission on pharmaceutical “pay-for-delay” agreements.
Supplementary protection certificates and Court of Justice: clarifications on the conditions for obtaining a supplementary protection certificate
On July 9, 2020, the Court of Justice (the “Court”) ruled on supplementary protection certificates (“SPCs”) in case C-673/18.
The new CJEU judgment on Regulation No. 469/2009/EC, in Royalty Pharma case C- 650/17 and the role of independent inventive activity
In the new case Royalty Pharma C-650/17 the CJEU provided further clarifications on the interpretation of Article 3(a) of Regulation No. 469/2009/EC for products covered by a functional definition but developed after the filing date of the patent as a result of an independent inventive step.
German Constitutional Court declared that Act of Approval to the Agreement on a Unified Patent Court is void
Tender for the supply of medicine based on a patented active ingredient: a legal profile
With judgment No. 29 of January 9, 2020, the Administrative Court of the Piemonte region issued a ruling in the lawsuit brought by Bristol-Myers Squibb (BMS) against the Piemonte region purchasing body and the region (the contracting authority).
Breaking news on the supplementary protective certificate for medicinal products
On June 11, 2019, Regulation (EU) 2019/933 (“Regulation 2019/933”), amending Regulation (EC) No 2009/469 (“Regulation 2009/469”) concerning the supplementary protection certificate (“SPC”) for medicinal products, was published in the Official Journal of the European Union.