Pemetrexed: UK Supreme Court rewrites scope of patent protection

16 August 2017
​In a ground-breaking decision (Actavis v Eli Lilly), the UK Supreme Court found Actavis’ proposed generic pemetrexed product to directly infringe Eli Lilly’s patent (EP...
Garreth Duncan
Garreth Duncan
Partner, Patent Attorney
Pemetrexed: UK Supreme Court rewrites scope of patent protection

US Supreme Court alters patent exhaustion law

16 August 2017
A surprise decision from the US Supreme Court appears to have fundamentally altered the law on patent exhaustion in the US.
Anton Baker
Anton Baker
Patent Attorney
US Supreme Court alters patent exhaustion law

Unwired Planet v Huawei first technical appeal decision

16 August 2017
This appeal was brought by Huawei in respect of the decision of [2015] EWHC 336 (Pat) in which it was held that Unwired Planet’s patent...
Ryan Lacey
Ryan Lacey
Technical Assistant
Unwired Planet v Huawei first technical appeal decision

An illusion of clarity – the new Rule 28(2) EPC

21 July 2017
The European Patent Office has amended its rules in relation to the patentability of products derived from essentially biological processes.
Feng Rao
Feng Rao
Technical Assistant
An illusion of clarity – the new Rule 28(2) EPC

Three stripes and you're out? adidas v Shoe Branding

12 July 2017
On 18 December 2013, adidas AG (adidas) applied to register a mark as a figurative European trade mark (EUTM), bearing the description: “the mark consists...
Matthew Dick
Matthew Dick
Partner, Solicitor
Three stripes and you're out? adidas v Shoe Branding

UK Supreme Court changes law on scope of protection

12 July 2017
On Wednesday 12 July 2017 the UK Supreme Court handed down judgment in Lilly v Actavis. In a decision that is likely to surprise many...
Richard Willoughby
Richard Willoughby
Partner, Solicitor
UK Supreme Court changes law on scope of protection

It's not easy being green: Enercon v EUIPO (Gamesa)

12 July 2017
In this case, the German energy company Enercon GmbH (Enercon) could not persuade the General Court (GC) that a mark consisting of five shades of...
Flora Cook
Flora Cook
Associate, Trade Mark Attorney
It's not easy being green: Enercon v EUIPO (Gamesa)

SOLISPOST and SOLIS POLE: costs for withdrawn appeal

12 July 2017
In proceedings before the UK Intellectual Property Office (UKIPO), the hearing officer considered that two trade mark registrations for the word mark SOLISPOST were invalid...
Fay Birch
Fay Birch
Legal Assistant
SOLISPOST and SOLIS POLE: costs for withdrawn appeal

BASF v Evonik: when abbreviations become descriptive

12 July 2017
BASF SE (BASF) owned a European Union Trade Mark (EUTM) registration for DINCH in respect of goods categorised as chemical products for plastics in class...
Gemma Kirkland
Gemma Kirkland
Partner, Trade Mark Attorney
BASF v Evonik: when abbreviations become descriptive

UK takes a further step towards UPC commencement

10 July 2017
On Thursday 06 July, the UK confirmed its agreement to apply the Protocol on Provisional Application of the UPC.
Richard Willoughby
Richard Willoughby
Partner, Solicitor
UK takes a further step towards UPC commencement

Timetable update from UPC Preparatory Committee Chair

27 June 2017
The Chair of the Unified Patent Court (UPC) Preparatory Committee, Alexander Ramsay (Sweden), has today (27 June 2017) posted a message about the UPC timetable...
Richard Willoughby
Richard Willoughby
Partner, Solicitor
Timetable update from UPC Preparatory Committee Chair

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