Order of the Court (Fourth Chamber) of 25 November 2011.

Yeda Research and Development Company Ltd and Aventis Holdings Inc. v Comptroller General of Patents, Designs and Trade Marks.

Reference for a preliminary ruling: Court of Appeal (England & Wales) (Civil Division) - United Kingdom.

Article 104(3), first subparagraph, of the Rules of Procedure - Medicinal products for human use - Supplementary protection certificate - Regulation (EC) No 469/2009 - Article 3 - Conditions for obtaining a certificate - Concept of a ‘product protected by a basic patent in force’ - Criteria - Marketing authorisation - Medicinal product placed on the market containing only one active ingredient whereas the patent claims a combination of active ingredients.

Case C-518/10.


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Order (OJ)
24/02/2012 Yeda Research and Development Company and Aventis Holdings
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ECLI:EU:C:2011:779
25/11/2011 Yeda Research and Development Company and Aventis Holdings
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Order (Summary)
ECLI:EU:C:2011:779
25/11/2011 Yeda Research and Development Company and Aventis Holdings
Application (OJ)
15/01/2011 Yeda Research and Development Company and Aventis Holdings
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Reports of Cases

2011 I-12209

Subject-matter

Reference for a preliminary ruling – Court of Appeal (Civil Division) (England and Wales) – Interpretation of Article 3(a) of Regulation (EC) No 469/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 6 May 2009 concerning the supplementary protection certificate for medicinal products (OJ 2009 L 152, p. 1) – Conditions for obtaining a certificate – Definition of ‘product protected by a basic patent in force’ – Criteria – Effect of Agreement 89/695/EEC relating to Community patents on the evaluation of those criteria if there is indirect or contributory infringement for the purpose of Article 26 of that agreement

Systematic classification scheme

1.
4 Internal policy of the European Union
  4.11 Approximation of laws
    4.11.02 Uniform laws
      4.11.02.01 Supplementary protection certificate for medicinal products


Citations of case-law or legislation

References in grounds of judgment

  • Court of Justice - Rules of Procedure (1991) -A104P3L1 : paragraph 30
  • Regulation 469/2009 : paragraphs 36, 39
  • Regulation 469/2009 -A03 : paragraph 1
  • Regulation 469/2009 -A01 : paragraph 4
  • Regulation 469/2009 -A01LB : paragraph 18
  • Regulation 469/2009 -A02 : paragraph 5
  • Regulation 469/2009 -A03 : paragraph 6
  • Regulation 469/2009 -A03LA : paragraphs 23, 27, 28, 32, 34
  • Regulation 469/2009 -A03LB : paragraphs 20, 23
  • Regulation 469/2009 -A04 : paragraph 7
  • Regulation 469/2009 -A05 : paragraphs 8, 37
  • Regulation 469/2009 -A13 : paragraph 19
  • Regulation 469/2009 -C1 : paragraph 3
  • Regulation 469/2009 -C4 : paragraph 3
  • Regulation 469/2009 -C5 : paragraph 3
  • Regulation 469/2009 -C6 : paragraph 3
  • Regulation 469/2009 -C7 : paragraph 3
  • Regulation 469/2009 -C8 : paragraph 3
  • Regulation 469/2009 -C9 : paragraph 3
  • Regulation 469/2009 -C10 : paragraph 3
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -350/92 : paragraph 36
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -392/97 : paragraphs 34, 35
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -127/00 : paragraph 36
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -431/04 : paragraph 26
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -482/07 : paragraph 36
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -322/10 : paragraphs 24, 31, 34, 35, 36 - 38

Operative part

  • Interprets : Regulation 469/2009 -A03LA

Opinion

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Dates

Date of the lodging of the application initiating proceedings

  • 02/11/2010

Date of the Opinion

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Date of the hearing

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Date of delivery

25/11/2011


References

Publication in the Official Journal

Application: OJ C 13 from 15.01.2011, p.21

Order: OJ C 73 from 10.03.2012, p.8

Name of the parties

Yeda Research and Development Company and Aventis Holdings

Notes on Academic Writings

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Procedural Analysis Information

Source of the question referred for a preliminary ruling

Court of Appeal (England & Wales) (Civil Division) - United Kingdom

Subject-matter

  • Approximation of laws
  • Intellectual, industrial and commercial property
  • - Patents

Procedure and result

  • Reference for a preliminary ruling

Formation of the Court

quatrième chambre (Cour)

Judge-Rapporteur

Toader

Advocate General

Trstenjak

Language(s) of the Case

  • English

Language(s) of the Opinion

    Information not available