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Johnson & Johnson’s Acuvue® contact lenses
Carpmaels prosecuted and defended a key European patent protecting Johnson & Johnson’s Acuvue® extended wear contact lenses in a multi-party opposition, which resulted in the Opposition Division maintaining the patent with only minimal amendment. Infringement proceedings were subsequently commenced in Germany with the Carpmaels team providing extensive litigation support. In the EPO, the appeal proceedings were accelerated and completed within 12 months, despite 5 opponents and over 120 cited documents. Our handling of the case enabled Johnson & Johnson to successfully reach a favourable settlement agreement prior to the hearing before the Board of Appeal.