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UK Patents Court judgment in Dr Reddy’s Laboratories v Eli Lilly

  • Bird & Bird
  • -
  • United Kingdom
  • -
  • December 31 2008

In a judgment handed down in October of this year, the Patents Court (Mr Justice Floyd) upheld EP (UK) 0,454,436 (the “Patent”) which is owned by Eli Lilly and which protects the schizophrenia drug olanzapine

Confidentiality in clinical trials

  • Bird & Bird
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  • Netherlands
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  • October 16 2008

Confidentiality covering clinical trials is important in the context of obtaining patent protection for an invention that is the subject of a clinical trial

Paedriatric SPC extension: zero or negative term SPCs

  • Bird & Bird
  • -
  • European Union, United Kingdom
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  • March 11 2009

Zero or negative term SPCs give rise to a unique disunity amongst the granting authorities in the European Member States

Recent Dutch seizures of generic drugs add fire to the WTO dispute regarding seizure of goods in transit

  • Bird & Bird
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  • Global, Netherlands
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  • March 23 2009

The dispute regarding goods in transit has been highlighted in recent months due to several seizures of generic drugs in transit by the Dutch customs authorities

End of German Olanzapine battle: Federal Supreme Court upholds patent

  • Bird & Bird
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  • Germany
  • -
  • March 11 2009

On December 16, 2008 the Federal Supreme Court gave its judgment determining the validity of the Olanzapine patent, this was further to its revocation by the Federal Patent Court at first instance

Corevalve Inc. v. Edwards Lifesciences AG & Edwards Lifesciences PVT, Inc

  • Bird & Bird
  • -
  • United Kingdom
  • -
  • March 11 2009

Edwards Lifesciences, the world leader in replacement heart valves, succeeded in upholding the validity of their patent for a transcatheter valve

Patent decisions on patents for chiral compounds

  • Bird & Bird
  • -
  • United Kingdom
  • -
  • May 13 2009

A chiral compound is one which has at least one asymmetric carbon centre

Edwards Lifesciences AG v Cook Biotech Incorporated

  • Bird & Bird
  • -
  • United Kingdom
  • -
  • July 17 2009

Mr Justice Kitchin handed down a decision only four weeks after the hearing, finding Cook’s patent invalid and not infringed by Edwards’ SAPIEN heart valve

New regulations for medical devices

  • Bird & Bird
  • -
  • Spain
  • -
  • December 15 2009

On 6 November 2009, two new regulations reshaping the framework for medical devices were published in the Spanish Official Gazette

UK Patents Court allows supplementary protection certificate for combination product: Gilead Sciences, Inc’s application

  • Bird & Bird
  • -
  • United Kingdom
  • -
  • October 30 2008

Gilead has succeeded in its appeal to the Patents Court (Mr Justice Kitchin) from the UK Intellectual Property Office, which refused the grant of an SPC in respect of a combination product comprising tenofovir and another antiretroviral, emtricitabine