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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


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


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


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


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


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


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