The Court, in infringement proceedings brought by Novartis against Actavis for marketing generic Valsartan, held that the assessment of infringement had to be made as of the time of infringement, not as of the priority date. This is the first decision in years in Norway taking a position on this issue.

The judgement also deals with the scope of Novartis SPC for Valsartan, which the Court held to protect both mono products and combination products with Valsartan and HCTZ.

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