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Rowan Freeland considers the potential impact of Brexit on the Unified Patent Court - can the UK still play a role?
Submitted: 20 February 2019
The USPTO has extended a program providing accelerated examination of patent applications relating to cancer research.
Submitted: 15 February 2019
In this article we consider two recent English Court of Appeal decisions ("Unwired Planet" and "Conversant") and their impact on resolving international FRAND licensing disputes.
Submitted: 05 February 2019
This article discusses the implementation of an exemption to the exclusive right of the patentee in the Netherlands which allows pharmacists to prepare drugs which are still protected by patents.
Submitted: 29 January 2019
Review article looking at the different approaches taken by the Courts across Europe to enforcing second medical use patents for pharmaceuticals.
Submitted: 23 January 2019
In December 2018, the Advocate General handed down its Opinion in Abraxis (C-433/17) on whether the SPC Regulation permits the grant of an SPC where the product is a new formulation of an old active ingredient.
Submitted: 21 January 2019
There has been considerable legislative and political activity in the field of supplemental protection certificates since May 2018, when the European Commission announced a legislative proposal to introduce an "export manufacturing waiver" into the Regulation (EC) No. 469/2009.
Submitted: 09 January 2019
2019 should finally see the arrival of the Unitary Patent and the Unified Patents Court, bringing a new option for patent protection in Europe.
Submitted: 09 November 2018
French court surprisingly withdrew a court order granting infringement seizure on the ground that the patentee request was not supported by sufficient evidence for the infringement suspicion. It is not clear whether the court intended to hamper patentees’ access to infringement seizure or if this decision was simply motivated by the specifics of the case.
Submitted: 25 October 2018
CJEU decision C-527/17 holds that an SPC is not available for a medical device authorised under the Medical Devices Directive 93/42/EEC.
Submitted: 23 October 2018
The Court of Appeal has given judgment in a case relating to licensing of Standard Essential Patents. The judgment finds that a worldwide licence can be compliant with FRAND terms and a patentee does not need to offer a per-country licence.
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