Patents: cancellation of RAND trial

http://www.twobirds.com/en/disputes-plus/shared/articles/2019/global/patents-cancellation-of-rand-trial

The Court of Appeal has cancelled a RAND trial because it would serve no useful purpose where an undertaking was given not to enforce the right to a FRAND licence in respect of a UK patent which had been held valid and enforceable.

04 September 2019

Patents: meaning of enablement in anticipation by prior art

http://www.twobirds.com/en/disputes-plus/shared/articles/2019/global/patents-meaning-of-enablement-in-anticipation-by-prior-art

The Patents Court has considered enablement in relation to anticipation of a claimed monoclonal antibody invention by prior art, and held the patent was invalid for lack of novelty; it was also obvious for lack of technical contribution, and insufficient for ...

04 September 2019

Patents: Declaratory Relief

http://www.twobirds.com/en/disputes-plus/shared/articles/2019/uk/declaratory-relief

The Patents Court has refused to grant an Arrow declaration following de-designation of UK from pending patent applications because there was no uncertainty about UK patent rights and the true purpose of the declaration would be its use in foreign courts.

13 August 2019

Live Long and Prosper

http://www.twobirds.com/en/disputes-plus/shared/articles/2019/global/live-long-and-prosper

On 26th January 2018, Star Trek Private Equity LLC (the Applicant) filed EU trade mark (EUTM) application No 17741497 for the STAR TREK SPORT NUTRITION figurative mark (shown right) in relation to “dietary and nutritional supplements” in class 5.

05 August 2019

PLC Magazine IP IT Bytes

http://www.twobirds.com/en/disputes-plus/news-and-events/articles/plc-magazine-ip-it-bytes

The following cases are discussed: Evalve Inc and Abbott v Edwards Lifesciences Ltd and Racing Partnership Ltd and others v Done Brothers (Cash Betting) Ltd and others. First published in the July 2019 issue of PLC Magazine and reproduced with the kind ...

26 July 2019