Case reports

SAKURA SAKURA! – who is the average consumer? See: Decision The issue raised in this appeal was the distinctiveness of a mark consisting of a repetition of a word...
April 2019
Supreme Court Rules Dosage Regime Patent Obvious This recent Supreme Court decision relates to obviousness of a dosage regime patent. The case raised two principal...
April 2019
Case report: Trump International Ltd v DTTM Operations LLC [2019] EWHC 769 (Ch) Trump International Limited is a UK company incorporated in October 2016. Though you may expect otherwise from the name...
April 2019
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

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