Case reports

CJEU provides guidance on SPCs for combination products On the 25 July 2018, the Court of Justice of the European Union (the CJEU) handed down its judgement in Teva v Gilead (...
August 2018
The latest CJEU referral relating to SPCs (1) Sandoz Limited, (2) Hexal AG v (1) G.D. Searle LLC, (2) Janssen Sciences Ireland UC This decision from the UK Court...
March 2018
Refusal of Transfer of Cases Between IPEC and High Court 77M Limited v (1) Ordnance Survey Limited and (2) The Controller of Her Majesty’s Stationery Office This recent case...
September 2017
The Supreme Court on Using Prosecution History to Interpret Claims We reported recently that the UK Supreme Court has issued a judgment in Eli Lilly v Actavis UK Limited . The judgment is about the infringement by Actavis of Eli Lilly’s patent claiming an anti-cancer drug containing pemetrexed disodium and vitamin B12.
August 2017
Canada’s False Promises In the recent case of AstraZeneca Canada v Apotex , the Supreme Court of Canada has unanimously rejected the controversial "promise doctrine" in relation to the utility requirement under Canadian patent law.
August 2017
Decision of the United Kingdom Supreme Court on Non-Literal Infringement The United Kingdom Supreme Court has issued a judgment this week in Eli Lilly and Company v Actavis UK Limited ,...
July 2017
Just So…? Beck Greener triumph before European Courts For over 20 years, Debonair Trading Internacional Lda has offered perfumes and other cosmetics under the trade mark SO...
July 2017
Haven’t a break - Court of Appeal gives two fingers to four fingered Kit Kat What’s this? -It’s a Kit Kat, isn’t it? Is it though? -Well, it looks like a Kit Kat. But is that enough? -Enough for...
May 2017
SPCs – Combination product must be a “distinct invention” (1) Teva UK Limited (2) Accord Healthcare Limited (3) Generics (UK) Limited trading as Mylan v Merck Sharp and Dohme...
May 2017
Tenaris lose connection to priority application This recent decision from the EPO’s Board of Appeal serves as a reminder of the importance of the timely assignment of...
May 2017

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