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Brexit, Pharmaceuticals and SPCs Supplementary Protection Certificates (SPCs) can extend the 20 year term of patents relating to medicinal products by...
October 2017
Refusal of Transfer of Cases Between IPEC and High Court 77M Limited v (1) Ordnance Survey Limited and (2) The Controller of Her Majesty’s Stationery Office This recent case...
September 2017
Licences of Right in European Patent Convention (EPC) Territories and with respect to European Unitary Patents Current Provisions in EPC Territories The laws of a number of European countries have provisions which allow the...
September 2017
Exam Success Congratulations to Nicola Casey passing the final exam of the CITMA Trade Mark Paralegal Course with 97%, the highest score of the year.
August 2017
The Supreme Court on Using Prosecution History to Interpret Claims We reported recently that the UK Supreme Court has issued a judgment in Eli Lilly v Actavis UK Limited . The judgment is about the infringement by Actavis of Eli Lilly’s patent claiming an anti-cancer drug containing pemetrexed disodium and vitamin B12.
August 2017
"STEM: Branching Out” Project Plants New Seeds Last week saw a first at Beck Greener as we held our inaugural Insight Placement, in conjunction with the SThree...
August 2017
Canada’s False Promises In the recent case of AstraZeneca Canada v Apotex , the Supreme Court of Canada has unanimously rejected the controversial "promise doctrine" in relation to the utility requirement under Canadian patent law.
August 2017
3D-printing of pharmaceuticals: patent and regulatory challenges Additive manufacturing, specifically three-dimensional printing (3DP) has been in use in the manufacture of medical...
July 2017
Recording of Trade Mark Webinar– Use Requirements in the EU In this webinar, Partner Ian Bartlett and Associate Duncan Morgan provided an analysis of which marks parties should rely upon in opposition and cancellation proceedings in the EU, bearing in mind the often misunderstood use requirement in the EU.
July 2017
Decision of the United Kingdom Supreme Court on Non-Literal Infringement The United Kingdom Supreme Court has issued a judgment this week in Eli Lilly and Company v Actavis UK Limited ,...
July 2017

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