Ajinomoto Co. Inc. et al v. Global Biochem (Global), District Court The Hague, The Netherlands, 27 August 2014, Case no. HA ZA 06-2131
Ajinomoto and Global Biochem (Global) are involved in litigation relating to biotechnologically produced lysin. (Interlocutory) decisions on the merits regarding validity and infringement have already been rendered by the District court of the Hague and several other courts (including the Dutch Supreme Court). The present decision relates mainly to the cost order.
The District Court finds that allthough proceedings had been brought before implementation of the Enforcement Directive (but after the final implementation date) in anticipation thereof the Directive does apply. Consequently, Global are ordered to compensate Ajinomoto’s costs related to the enforcement of its patents.