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EPO Enlarged Board affirms patentability of plant claims
  • FRKelly
  • European Union
  • March 27 2015

The Enlarged Board has issued decisions on 25 March 2015 on: G 212 (Tomatoes II) and G 213 (Broccoli II) and, in so doing, has brought welcome

Johnson & Johnson and Novartis are fined for delaying market entry of fentanyl
  • FRKelly
  • European Union
  • December 12 2013

On 10 December 2013, the European Commission announced that it has imposed fines of 10.798 million euros on Johnson & Johnson (J&J) (with

EU General Court bans cultivation and sale of Amflora potato within EU
  • FRKelly
  • European Union, Ireland
  • December 20 2013

Europe's second-highest court (the EU General Court), on 13 December 2013, overturned a decision by the European Commission to allow the

Certain early pharmaceutical work will be exempt from patent infringement in the United Kingdom
  • FRKelly
  • United Kingdom, European Union, Ireland
  • May 14 2014

The Legislative Reform (Patents) Order 2014 (here) will introduce a 'clinical trial' exemption in the United Kingdom. It is expected to come into

The US Innovation Act (HR 3309) unintended implications in Europe?
  • FRKelly
  • USA
  • December 23 2013

On 5 December 2013, the U.S. House of Representatives voted to pass the Innovation Act (H.R. 3309 (here)). The bill seeks to amend the America

Unified Patent Court one step forward...
  • FRKelly
  • European Union
  • December 9 2013

On 6 December 2103, the European Commission released this Press Release, announcing that "Justice Ministers have today reached agreement in record

Guidelines for patentable subject matter eligibility at USPTO
  • FRKelly
  • USA, Ireland
  • March 12 2014

On 4 March 2014, the USPTO issued Guidance for Determining Subject Matter Eligibility of Claims Reciting or Involving Laws of Nature, Natural