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25 May

2017

Bulletins

FRANDly fighting: advice on acquiring and licensing standards essential patents from the High Court

We have previously commented on the significant litigation between Unwired Planet and Huawei, in May 2015 and December 2015. This case relates to a number of allegedly Standards Essential Patents (SEPs), owned by Unwired Planet and in previous High Court decisions, two of these were held to be valid, infringed and essential, whilst another two

24 May

2017

Bulletins

UK joining Hague Agreement

Users of registered designs will be pleased to hear that the UK Minister for Intellectual Property, Jo Johnson, has recently stated that the UK will ratify and join the Hague Agreement for International Design registrations by 31 March 2018. The service is due to come into operation on 6 April 2018. Currently, UK-based applicants are

12 May

2017

Bulletins

UK High Court provides guidance on SPCs based on Markush claims

In a recent judgement (Sandoz Limited and G.D. Searle LLC [2017] EWHC 987 (Pat)) the UK High Court has upheld the validity of an SPC where the specific compound for which marketing authorisation has been granted falls within the scope of a claim defining a class of alternative compounds (a so-called Markush claim), but is

3 April

2017

News

Eli Lilly and Company and Actavis UK Limited being heard at the Supreme Court

In July 2015, we reported on the judgement handed down by the UK Court of Appeal in the long running dispute between Actavis UK Limited and Eli Lilly & Company concerning Eli Lilly’s European patent EP1313508 (“the Patent”) – see here. The Patent contains second medical use claims directed to pemetrexed disodium in combination with

3 April

2017

Bulletins

Combination products must be “distinct inventions” for SPC protection

A recent decision from the UK High Court has shed further light on the granting of multiple SPCs to protect single ingredient products and related combination products. In this case the claimants, Teva, Accord and Mylan, challenged the validity of Merck Sharpe & Dohme’s SPC, which was directed to a combination product for the treatment

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Events

September 2017

Attendees: Charlotte Duly, Daniela Paull

Marques 31st Annual Conference, Prague, Czech Republic, September 2017

August 2017

Attendee: Matthew Spencer

IP Law Summer School, Speaker, Cambridge, August 2017

July 2017

Attendee: James Legg

One Nucleus, ON Helix 2017, Cambridge, July 2017

June 2017

Attendee: Catherine Wolfe

ECTA 36th Annual Conference, Speaker, Budapest, Hungary, June 2017

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Catherine Wolfe has been invited to speak at the ECTA 36th Annual conference on the legal consequences of Brexit.

June 2017

Attendee: James Legg

BIO International Convention, San Diego, US, June 2017

June 2017

Attendee: Matthew Spencer

BIO International Convention, Speaker, San Diego, US, June 2017

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Matthew will be moderating a panel session exploring the impact of Brexit on the future for patent prosecution, litigation and commercial transactions involving patents in Europe.

June 2017

Attendees: Joanna Peak, Nadia Tyler-Rubinstein

BIA Women in Biotech Networking Evening, London, June 2017

INTA Annual Conference, Barcelona, Spain, May 2017

May 2017

Attendee: Nigel Tucker

All Energy exhibition and conference, Glasgow, May 2017

May 2017

Attendee: Jennifer O’Farrell

BioTrinity 2017, London, May 2017

April 2017

Attendee: Anusha Arunasalam

QMUL Interactive Entertainment and Intellectual Property Law Conference, London, April 2017

April 2017

Attendee: Emma Pitcher

ABA 32nd Annual Intellectual Property Law Conference, Speaker, Washington, US, April 2017

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Emma will be part of a panel reviewing the effective use of border enforcement mechanisms and consider the need for blocking orders to stop the sale of counterfeit products globally.

March 2017

Attendee: Anusha Arunasalam

Global IP ConfEx 2017, London, March 2017

March 2017

Attendees: Frances Baxter, Peter Vaughan

CIPIL Spring Conference 2017: Intellectual Property and Human Rights, Cambridge, March 2017

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boult.bites Biotech – Spring 2017

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boult.bites TM – Spring 2017

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