Patent case: Astrazeneca v. Sandoz, the Netherlands

Kluwer Patent Blog
January 8, 2019

Please refer to this post as: , ‘Patent case: Astrazeneca v. Sandoz, the Netherlands’, Kluwer Patent Blog, January 8 2019,

For establishing inventive step it is not necessary that the prior art contains a pointer for combination, only that in the relevant prior art an incentive was present to combine the prior art.

Case date: 27 November 2018
Case number: C/09/534649/HA ZA 17-651C/09/533643/HA ZA 17-599200.237.828/01
Court: Court of Appeal of The Hague

A full summary of this case has been published on Kluwer IP Law.