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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

29 March

2017

Bulletins

Landmark case awards first Arrow/Fujifilm declaration

In Fujifilm Kyoma and AbbVie [2017] EWCA Civ 1 (previously discussed here), the Court of Appeal ruled that “Arrow declarations” are, in principle, a remedy able to be awarded by the Patents Court. A subsequent decision (Fujifilm Kyowa Kirin Biologics v AbbVie Biotechnology [2017] EWHC 395 (Pat)), has shown that such declarations will be awarded

23 March

2017

Bulletins

The battle for ARGOS online: Google advertising and website targeting revisited

Argos Limited v. Argos Systems Inc [2017] EWHC 231 (Ch) The High Court decision of 15 February 2017 in a dispute between UK retail giant, Argos Limited (“Argos UK”), and American software company, Argos Systems Inc (“ASI”), further legitimises Google’s advertising programmes following the series of decisions in Interflora v. Marks and Spencer and serves

21 March

2017

Bulletins

Latest round of UK telecoms litigation shows effects and limits of EPO Oppositions

We last reported on IPCom’s long-running patent litigation in relation to European (UK) patent 1841268 in June 2015. There have already been a number of decisions in connection with this patent from the UK and German courts and in parallel, Opposition proceedings before the European Patent Office. The UK litigation has already demonstrated how infringement

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Events

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.

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

MIP International Patent Forum, Attending, London, March 2017

March 2017

Attendee: Simon Kahn

MIP International Patent Forum, Speaker, London, March 2017

February 2017

Attendee: Emma Pitcher

IBA 5th Asia Pacific Regional Forum Biennial, Mumbai, India, February 2017

February 2017

Attendee: James Legg

BIA Networking Lunch, Cambridge, February 2017

February 2017

Attendee: Donna Trysburg

MIP International Women in Leadership Forum, Attending, London, February 2017

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