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Creating a Corona Vaccine - how IP rights may play a part in its protection

United Kingdom - December 17 2020 The immune system can be ‘trained’ using a vaccine to recognise and combat new pathogens such as the coronavirus. A vaccine is a modified version of…

BioScience Today article: Shanks v Unilever - An opening of the claim floodgates?

United Kingdom - February 24 2020 In 2006 Professor Shanks claimed compensation under s40 of the Patents Act on the basis that an invention he made as an employee was of outstanding…

Website blocking injunction Nintendo v Sky UK Ltd

United Kingdom - October 18 2019 The High Court has recently required major UK ISPs to block certain websites which infringed Nintendo’s intellectual property rights. In seeking the…

The New SPC Manufacturing Waiver Regulation

European Union, United Kingdom - July 3 2019 Today, 1 July 2019, a new EU Regulation No 2019/933 (the ‘Regulation’) amending the current SPC Regulation 469/2009 comes into force. This introduces…

Eli Lilly v Genentech - Warner-Lambert Supreme Court Plausibility Test Applied

United Kingdom - March 22 2019 Following the highly anticipated Supreme Court decision in Warner-Lambert v Generics in relation to plausibility at the end of last year, the UK High…

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