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Double take: Enlarged Board of Appeal confirms in G 4/19 that patent applications can be refused on the basis of double patenting

European Union, United Kingdom - June 28 2021 Answering the questions referred in T 0318/14 (read our article here), the Enlarged Board of Appeal confirms patent applications can be refused on…

Tom Leonard.

Less is more when seeking patent protection for chemical compounds possessing a therapeutic effect

United Kingdom - September 8 2020 It is particularly relevant for those seeking to obtain protection for a number of compounds covered by a chemical formulae when a therapeutic effect…

An important lesson for the pharmaceutical industry: Less is more when seeking patent protection for broad chemical formulae

European Union, United Kingdom - July 15 2020 Sitting as a High Court judge, Arnold LJ handed down a comprehensive decision1 on an action brought by Akebia Therapeutics, Inc. and Otsuka…

Kristina Cornish, Tom Leonard.

The SPC manufacturing waiver enters into force

European Union - August 2 2019 Regulation (EU) 2019/933 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 20 May 2019 (also referred to as “the SPC manufacturing waiver”) entered…

Tom Leonard.

SPC manufacturing waiver adopted by European Parliament

European Union, United Kingdom - April 30 2019 The SPC manufacturing waiver has recently been adopted by European Parliament. It is still to be adopted by the Council of the European Union…

Tom Leonard.