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ECJ decision in AHP Manufacturing BV v the Bureau voor de Industriele Eigendom (Case C-48207)

  • Bird & Bird
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  • European Union
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  • October 13 2009

The ECJ has accepted that the holder of a basic patent is entitled to one SPC regardless of whether other SPCs have already been granted to other holders of one or more other basic patents

EPO Enlarged Board of Appeal rejects patent that requires human embryos for implementation

  • Bird & Bird
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  • United Kingdom
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  • December 31 2008

In its decision of 25 November 2008 the EPO Enlarged Board of Appeal (EBA) considered four questions referred to it by the EPO Technical Board of Appeal concerning a patent application by Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF) with claims to “a cell culture comprising primate embryonic stem cells…”

Patent settlements under the authorities’ magnifying glass

  • Bird & Bird
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  • European Union
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  • December 15 2009

Drug prices are currently a key area of discussion in many countries around the globe

English Patents Court agrees with Dutch but not German court in Occlutech GmbH v AGA Medical Corp and Another

  • Bird & Bird
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  • United Kingdom
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  • October 13 2009

The English Patents Court was the third court in Europe to adjudicate on infringement Occlutech GmbH v AGA Medical Corp and Another 2009 EWHC 2013 (Ch

Paedriatric SPC extension: zero or negative term SPCs

  • Bird & Bird
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  • 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

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

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

  • Bird & Bird
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  • United Kingdom
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  • March 11 2009

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

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

  • Bird & Bird
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  • United Kingdom
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  • 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

Patent decisions on patents for chiral compounds

  • Bird & Bird
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  • United Kingdom
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  • May 13 2009

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

English Patents Court holds long-wear contact lens patent invalid for insufficiency in Novartis AG & Others v Johnson & Johnson Medical Limited & Others

  • Bird & Bird
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  • United Kingdom
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  • October 13 2009

In Novartis AG & Others v Johnson &Johnson Medical Limited & Others (2009EWHC 2029) the English Patents Court found that Johnson & Johnson’s product infringed the Patent, but that the Patent was invalid due to insufficiency