Santen (C-673/18): CJEU takes a restrictive view on “first authorisation” for new therapeutic applications

14 August 2020
In July 2020, the CJEU handed down its eagerly anticipated decision concerning the question of whether applicants can be granted…
Sophie Slater
Sophie Slater
Associate, Patent Attorney
Santen (C-673/18): CJEU takes a restrictive view on “first authorisation” for new therapeutic applications

Coronavirus: IP offices in Europe – changed practice

30 Juli 2020
As a response to the new coronavirus disease (Covid-19) outbreak, intellectual property offices in Europe have implemented special measures to…
Coronavirus: IP offices in Europe – changed practice

Goodbye Neurim: CJEU decides only the first authorisation will do for an SPC

09 Juli 2020
In an eagerly awaited decision (Santen, C-673/18), the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) has today ruled that…
Garreth Duncan
Garreth Duncan
Partner, Patent Attorney
Goodbye Neurim: CJEU decides only the first authorisation will do for an SPC

Digital documents and signatures in European patent practice

29 Juni 2020
With large numbers of patent attorneys and clients working remotely across the globe, the ability to substitute handwritten signatures and…
Laura Jennings
Laura Jennings
Associate, Patent Attorney
Digital documents and signatures in European patent practice

Remote working: we’re EPO VICO ready!

29 Juni 2020
Building on our experience with video conference oral proceedings, we are able to confirm that following extensive testing with the…
Anthony Albutt
Anthony Albutt
Partner, Patent Attorney
Remote working: we’re EPO VICO ready!

Please specify me! CJEU tightens the net on SPC eligibility

29 Juni 2020
The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) has once again tightened the criteria on what types of patents…
Garreth Duncan
Garreth Duncan
Partner, Patent Attorney
Please specify me! CJEU tightens the net on SPC eligibility

WIPO alert: requests for payment of fees

29 Juni 2020
The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) has recently alerted PCT applicants and agents to a new scam where rogue invitations…
WIPO alert: requests for payment of fees

Is the fog finally clearing? Truvada SPC invalidation confirmed by Court of Appeal

14 Februar 2020
The UK Court of Appeal recently dismissed Gilead Sciences’ appeal of the Patents Court’s decision to invalidate the SPC for…
Garreth Duncan
Garreth Duncan
Partner, Patent Attorney
Is the fog finally clearing? Truvada SPC invalidation confirmed by Court of Appeal

Conversant Wireless v Huawei: patents valid & essential

23 Januar 2020
The Patents Court of England and Wales has found two of Conversant Wireless’ patents to be valid and essential.
Antony Craggs
Antony Craggs
Partner, Solicitor
Conversant Wireless v Huawei: patents valid & essential

SPCs update: CJEU ducks issue of "third party" SPCs

23 Dezember 2019
In spring 2019, we reported that the UK Patents Court had referred a question to the CJEU regarding the grant…
Garreth Duncan
Garreth Duncan
Partner, Patent Attorney
SPCs update: CJEU ducks issue of "third party" SPCs

SPCs: new formulations of previously marketed active ingredients

14 Juni 2019
Supplementary Protection Certificates (SPCs) are available in EU member states for medicinal or plant protection products where (among others) the…
Sophie Slater
Sophie Slater
Associate, Patent Attorney
SPCs: new formulations of previously marketed active ingredients

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