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Lilly v HGS

  • Winston & Strawn LLP
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  • European Union, United Kingdom
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  • January 3 2014

This mid-December 2013 decision is the latest in a line of cases from the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU), the ultimate arbiter of EU

Medeva

  • Winston & Strawn LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • July 25 2012

Much has been said about the meaning of “specified in the wording of the claims”, a phrase which the Court of Justice of the European Union used when describing products which can be protected by a Supplementary Protection Certificate (“SPC”

Obviousness is the revocation bar being raised?

  • Winston & Strawn LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • April 3 2012

Two decisions handed down from the English appeal courts suggest that the manner in which the “obvious to try” test is being applied is raising the bar for patent challengers in demonstrating the skilled person (or team) would have arrived at the impugned invention through obvious routes given certain prior art

A practice point: tactical litigation delays become harder in the UK

  • Winston & Strawn LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • April 3 2012

In the non-patent case of Fred Perry (Holdings) Limited v Brands Plaza Trading Limited & Another 2012 EWCA Civ 224, the Court of Appeal has signalled the intent of the English courts to require civil litigation to be pushed along at a reasonable pace

The unified patent court and unitary patent a status report

  • Winston & Strawn LLP
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  • European Union, United Kingdom
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  • April 3 2012

As we have previously reported, the proposal for a unified patent litigation system for the EU in its current form has met with concern from judges, practitioners and industry alike

The Patent Box: is it big enough?

  • Winston & Strawn LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • April 3 2012

10 February 2012 marked the closure of the UK government’s period of consultation on the draft legislation for a ‘Patent Box’, which would aim to stimulate the UK economy by enhancing the desirability of the UK as a location for R&D

Drilling down into exclusions from patentability

  • Winston & Strawn LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • November 7 2011

Sitting as a High Court (Patents Court) judge on an appeal from the UK Intellectual Property Office, Judge Birss recently gave his decision in Halliburton Energy Inc’s Patent

Human Genome Sciences v Eli Lilly

  • Winston & Strawn LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • November 7 2011

This is a case that went to the Supreme Court in the summer

First patent cases in the Patents County Court?

  • Winston & Strawn LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • November 7 2011

The Patents County Court has been rejuvenated under the leadership of Judge Birss QC and has been hailed a great attraction as a forum for SMEs to enforce their IP rights and to defend themselves

United Kingdom

  • Winston & Strawn LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • September 2 2011

The United Kingdom, and more to the point England, is one of the most flexible and experienced jurisdictions in the world in which to litigate IP rights