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Ruud van der Velden

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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

The same situation… Dutch Provisions Judge accepts cross-border competence in patent infringement case against Chinese defendants

In a decision of 21 November 2014, the Provisions Judge of the District Court of The Hague accepted cross-border competence in preliminary patent infringement proceedings against a Dutch entity and Chinese (co-)defendants. The facts of the case were as follows. The French entity Rhodia took the position that the Dutch entity Buteressence and the Chinese