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Privacy is permanentnot temporary
  • Dentons
  • United Kingdom
  • November 27 2013

A few days ago, the UK data protection watchdog (ICO) released a warning to organisations that employ temporary or agency workers. The ICO warned


Financing of hospital projects: whither Deeds of Safeguard?
  • Dentons
  • United Kingdom
  • July 20 2011

The last decade in the UK has seen many hospital redevelopments procured through the Private Finance Initiative


Sex discrimination objectively justified on grounds of cost
  • Dentons
  • United Kingdom
  • August 9 2011

The High Court has recently ruled that preferential treatment of widows over widowers in the NHS Pension Scheme is objectively and reasonably justified as it would cost £4 billion to put right


UK private healthcare sector under the microscope
  • Dentons
  • United Kingdom
  • December 22 2011

On 8 December 2011, the Office of Fair Trading in the UK announced that it has sufficient concerns about the way in which the market for private healthcare services operates to be considering making a market investigation reference to the Competition Commission


Swine flu: a serious risk that should be dealt with sensibly by employers
  • Dentons
  • United Kingdom
  • May 11 2009

As the number of confirmed cases of swine flu in the UK increases, the Department of Health has warned employers to expect repeated waves of one in four employees being off work in the event that swine flu reaches a pandemic


Novelty of new dosage regimes and the emergence of a new EPO-friendly regime
  • Dentons
  • United Kingdom
  • December 3 2008

Merck owned a patent for the use of a new dosage regime for Finasteride, a drug for male pattern baldness


Markush claims and selection patents
  • Dentons
  • United Kingdom
  • December 3 2008

This case examines the validity of patents for individual compounds (and their salts) falling within a previously disclosed class of compounds and reviews the old case law on “selection patents”


Clarification of biogen insufficiency
  • Dentons
  • United Kingdom
  • December 3 2008

Citalopram is an antidepressant drug


Clarification of the law on industrial application
  • Dentons
  • United Kingdom
  • December 3 2008

Eli Lilly sought to revoke a European patent owned by Human Genome Sciences on various grounds, including failure to disclose an invention capable of industrial application


Franchising the route to international expansion in the healthcare sector
  • Dentons
  • United Kingdom
  • October 11 2013

Franchising is a proven route to the successful international expansion of businesses such as schools, pharmacies and care providers. In the hotel