Multispike B.V. v. Middenweg B.V., Cooperatieve Rabobank Bommelerwaard U.A. and Cooperatieve Bloemenveiling FloraHolland U.A. and J.B. Beheer B.V. and [X] v. Middenweg B.V., Middenweg Agro B.V., Cooperatieve Rabobank Bommelerwaard U.A. and Cooperatieve Bloemenveiling FloraHolland U.A., District Court The Hague, The Netherlands, preliminary proceedings, joint cases No. KG ZA 10-1062 and KG ZA 10-1107
Patents relating to improved orchid culturing method. The plants obtained while using the patented method were sold via an auction. According to the judge in preliminary injunction proceedings, such an auction can be seen as the providing of intermediary services at the sale of goods obtained directly as a result of the patented method, against which one can not act based on patent law.
Read the judgment (in Dutch) here.
Head note: provisional