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UK Supreme Court adopts new approach to patent infringement
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • July 12 2017

The Supreme Court has redefined the UK approach to determining patent infringement. In doing so, it has made the approach more permissive, seeking to


Patents Court finds SPC based on a Markush formula valid in Sandoz v Searle
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • May 4 2017

The Patents Court has held that Searle's supplementary protection certificate ("SPC") based on a claim setting out a Markush formula is valid. Arnold


Patent and Pharma Update - January 2017
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • January 18 2017

The UPC may be open for business in 2017 despite Brexit The last six months have been eventful following the UK's June 2016 referendum vote to


Patent and Pharma Update - May 2016
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • May 12 2016

Regeneron's patents concerning transgenic mice models have been held invalid for insufficiency as they did not enable a skilled person to perform the


Patent and Pharma Update - December 2015
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • December 29 2015

The Court of Appeal reversed the judge's finding that two of Leo Pharma's patents for a psoriasis ointment were invalid for obviousness. The key


The high court sets out a framework for dealing with enforcement of second medical use claims
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • September 17 2015

The long awaited decision on the merits in the well-publicised dispute between, inter alia, Generics (UK) Limited, Actavis Group and Warner-Lambert


Patent and pharma update June 2015
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • June 15 2015

The Court of Justice of the European Union has rejected Spain's second round of challenges to the Regulations establishing a unitary patent system via


Court of Appeal clarifies scope of Swiss form second medical use claims
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • June 1 2015

In an important judgment, the Court of Appeal has considered the interpretation of "Swiss form" second medical use claims i.e. claims directed to the


Patent and pharma update March 2015
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • March 27 2015

The ongoing dispute between Warner-Lambert and Actavis concerns developing law on how patents covering the second medical use of a


Patent and pharma update January 2015
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • January 22 2015

This second edition of our regular patent and pharma update provides a round-up of significant cases and developments from United Kingdom and