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Envoyé: 02 September 2019
Multiple SPC strategies based on the same product may confront issues under Article 3 of the SPC Regulation. In this article we consider how such issues arise in relation to the case in Novartis (Case 354-19) as well as multiple SPC strategies more generally.
Envoyé: 19 July 2019
Applicants filing computing and telecoms patent applications in the UK could now benefit from quicker and better value-for-money searches.
Envoyé: 11 July 2019
New rules of procedure for the EPO Boards of Appeal will enter force on 01 January 2020 - parties should start preparing now.
Envoyé: 24 June 2019
The UK Patents Court has held that a formulation patent for an ophthalmic solution is invalid for obviousness having applied, for the first time, the factors established in recent Supreme Court precedent.
Envoyé: 11 June 2019
Following its approval by the European Parliament in April, the final legislation amending SPC Regulation EC/469/2009 – Regulation (EU) 2019/933 of 20 May 2019 – has now been published in the Official Journal of the EU and will enter into force on 01 July 2019.
Envoyé: 28 May 2019
UK Patents Court dismisses application for fortification of a cross-undertaking for damages where underlying preliminary injunction discharged because patent held to be not infringed.
Envoyé: 24 May 2019
On 16 April 2019, the Paris Court of appeal considered that the two patents remaining under discussion were non-essential and thus refused to fix FRAND terms and conditions.
Envoyé: 10 May 2019
The European Parliament has approved the proposal to amend the European SPC Regulation (EC/469/2009) to introduce a manufacturing waiver. Here we discuss two recent updates concerning the reactions of certain Member States along with the status of the legislative procedure.
Envoyé: 23 April 2019
The proposed European legislation to amend the SPC Regulation and introduce a manufacturing waiver (for export and stockpiling) has now been approved by the European Parliament on first reading.
Envoyé: 04 April 2019
The UK Supreme Court on 27 March 2019 handed down its decision in the Actavis v ICOS patent case. The Supreme Court agreed with the Court of Appeal in overruling the first instance decision and ruling that the patent was invalid for lack of inventive step.
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