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Coloplast A/S v. Medical4you B.V., District Court The Hague, preliminary injunction proceedings, The Netherlands, 14 August 2015, Case No. C/09/480452 / KG ZA 15-9

Catheters. The judge in preliminary injunction proceedings deviates from a recent decision by the Opposition Division. According to the judge there is a serious, non negligible chance that the patent will be revoked in proceedings on the merits or in appeal proceedings at the EPO because of lack of inventive step. The patent lacks inventive step regardless of the fact that two consecutive steps are needed in order to come to the claimed invention.

Read the entire decision (in Dutch) here