Hogan Lovells advises Eli Lilly in a patent litigation
13 January 2012
Hogan Lovells has advised Eli Lilly in a patent litigation before the Court of appeal of Paris, which confirmed the judgment which found that the French part of Eli Lilly's patent No. EP 0 577 303 regarding a process for stereoselective glycosylation shows inventive activity, is sufficiently disclosed and consequently valid. The failing generics company, which had already failed to make its case on first instance and had consequently been ordered to bear all of the counsels' costs of ELI LILLY, will therefore not be able to use the patented process, but is furthermore ordered to pay a record-high total of 504,000 Euros in Attorney's fees.
Eli Lilly was advised by Paris-based partner Dominique Ménard, working with senior associate Stanislas Roux-Vaillard and associate Loïc Lemercier.
Hogan Lovells was technically assisted by Thierry Caen, European Patent Attorney, partner at Cabinet Santarelli, and Léa-Marie Rougemont, Industrial property Consultant.
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