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Patent and Pharma Update - May 2016

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...

Jonathan Turnbull, Krishna Kakkaiyadi.


Patent and Pharma Update - December 2015

United Kingdom, European Union - 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...

Christopher Sharp, Clare Blendis.


Patent and pharma update June 2015

United Kingdom, European Union - 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...

Christopher Sharp, Anna Vandervliet.


A golden ticket for licensees? Patentee ordered to disclose licence documents before infringement proceedings begin

United Kingdom - May 5 2015 In an 'unprecedented' application, the Patents Court has ordered pre-action disclosure of a patentee's existing licence agreements, so that the...

Sophie Rich.


Novartis feels the 'squeeze': broad claim construction leads to invalidity of patent for EXELON Alzheimer's patch

United Kingdom, European Union - April 30 2015 Arnold J in the Patents Court has found that Novartis' patent, covering its EXELON rivastigmine transdermal patch to treat Alzheimer's disease, is...

Sebastian Moore.