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The Formstein defence shows good form - Lord Justice Birss comments on the applicability of the Formstein defence in UK law

United Kingdom - May 28 2021 In this article, we focus on Birss LJ’s comments in Facebook v Voxer regarding the applicability of the Formstein defence to allegations of…

Nicholas Fischer, Ian Turner

Remote hearings: what worked and what didn't

United Kingdom - May 15 2020 Lawyers from Marks & Clerk Law participated in the first fully remote hearing ever to take place…

Imogen Kelso, Jonathan Solomon, Tom Taylor

UK Supreme Court hands down decision on obviousness in relation to dosage regime patents - Actavis v ICOS [2019] UKSC 15

United Kingdom - March 28 2019 In a long awaited decision, the UK Supreme Court (Lord Hodge giving the speech on behalf of a unanimous Panel) has dismissed ICOS’s appeal against…

Jonathan Stafford

Demystifying SPCs

European Union - April 14 2016 Since the Supplementary Protection Certificate (SPC) regime came into effect in 1992, SPCs have become a critically important aspect of the European…

Luke Hill

Biopharmaceutical companies herald court decision that lengthens term of SPC protection

European Union - October 7 2015 The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) yesterday handed down a landmark ruling that finally ends uncertainty as to the duration of…