O2015_011 / 29.08.2017

 

Case ID O2015_011
Type Main proc.
Date 2017-08-29
Judges (Law) BRÄNDLE, Dieter
ALDER, Daniel M.
Judges (Tech.) SPILLMANN, Hannes
KJELLSAA-BERGER, Hanny
VON BALLMOOS, Prisca
Judge-rapporteur SPILLMANN, Hannes
Court Clerk ANDERHALDEN, Susanne
Headnote n/a
Status appeal(s) to the Federal Court
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Plaintiff Actavis Switzerland AG

Success* on the merits: yes

Lawyer

CALAME, Thierry
DORIGO, Lara

of the firm(s):

compensation claimed: CHF 80,000.00
awarded compensation: CHF 35,000.00

Patent attorney(s)

SCHMITZ, Joseph

of the firm(s):

costs claimed: CHF 71,725.60
awarded costs: CHF 50,000.00

Defendant AstraZeneca AB

Success* on the merits: no

Lawyer

RITSCHER, Michael
SCHÄRLI, Kilian

of the firm(s):

compensation claimed: tariff
awarded compensation: none

Patent attorney(s)

BAUSCH, Thorsten

of the firm(s):

costs claimed: CHF 25,000.00
awarded costs: none

Patent(s) EP 2 266 573 B1
Value in dispute CHF 250,000.00
Court fee CHF 30,000.00
Legal provisions Art. 1 CPIL;
Art. 22 LC;
Art. 26 PatCA;
Art. 110 CPIL;
Art. 123 EPC;
Art. 54 EPC;
Art. 26 PatA;
Art. 56 EPC;
Art. 76 EPC;
Art. 88 EPC;
Art. 60 CPC;
Art. 7 PatA;
Art. 106 CPC;
Art. 1 CostR-PatC;
Art. 111 CPC;
Art. 8 CostR-PatC;
Art. 3-5 CostR-PatC;
Art. 72 ff. FSCA;
Art. 90 ff. FSCA;
Art. 100 FSCA;
Art. 42 FSCA;
Language D
Blog post AZ’s Faslodex®: EP(CH) 2 266 573 and EP(CH) 1 250 138 revoked
FPC Bibliography
Keyword(s)1 Gutheissung Nichtigkeitsklage
Subject(s)2 Inventive step;
Person skilled in the art;
Specialist judge's opinion;
Action for a declaratory judgment;
Costs: Representation costs;
Lugano Convention;
Novelty;
Territorial jurisdiction, international;
Suspension of proceedings upon application by the parties;
Impermissible extension (Art. 123(2));
Topic(s)3 Patentnichtigkeit; Fulvestrant
IPC A: Human necessities (incl. pharmaceuticals)

Explanatory notes:

* Life is complicated, and so is litigation. But statistics call for simplification, and so we only differentiate between what at the face of it and from a purely legal point of view may be considered a victory, defeat or tie.
1 Keywords as provided in the database of the FPC; official translation into English language.
2 Subject(s) as provided in the database of the FPC, in the language of the proceedings only.
3 Topic(s) as provided on the cover sheet of the decision itself, in the language of the proceedings only.