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Klaas Bisschop

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Dutch Supreme Court hands down landmark decision on infringement of second medical use patents

On 3 November 2017, the Dutch Supreme Court (Hoge Raad) handed down a landmark decision on the infringement of second medical use patents in the Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp. (“MSD”) v. Teva Pharma B.V. and Pharmachemie B.V. (“Teva”) case relating to MSD’s Swiss type second medical use patent protecting a combination therapy of ribavirin

Dutch MEB ordered to ‘carve out’ unlawful patent infringement incitement

On 15 January 2016, the Provisions Judge in The Hague rendered a decision which confirms that the Dutch Medicines Evaluation Board (MEB) should take second medical use patents into account in its policies. The Judge decided that, in this case, the policy of the MEB to publish on its website the full Summary of Product