Appeal decision in Unwired Planet

http://www.twobirds.com/en/patenthub/shared/articles/2018/uk/appeal-decision-in-unwired-planet

The Court of Appeal judgment in the Unwired Planet v Huawei case has been handed down this morning (23 October 2018). We previously reported on the first instance judgment from April 2017 and the subsequent decision dealing with confidentiality in that ...

23 October 2018

Brexit: Life Sciences implications

http://www.twobirds.com/en/patenthub/shared/articles/2016/uk/brexit-life-sciences-implications

The UK exits the EU on 31st January 2020. By virtue of the transition period in the Withdrawal Agreement, EU law will continue to apply in and in relation to the UK only until the 31st December 2020

22 February 2021

Patents: whether royalties payable under patent licence

http://www.twobirds.com/en/patenthub/shared/articles/2018/global/patents-whether-royalties-payable-under-patent-licence

The High Court has construed a patent using US legal rules and held that, since the licensed product did not infringe the patent, no royalties were payable.

11 October 2018

Arrow still flies

http://www.twobirds.com/en/patenthub/shared/articles/2018/uk/arrow-still-flies

During 2016 and 2017 the complex litigation about part of AbbVie's patent portfolio protecting its Humira/adalimumab product drew attention in part because of the granting of a so-called Arrow declaration.

02 July 2018

UK FRAND – home or away?

http://www.twobirds.com/en/patenthub/shared/articles/2018/uk/uk-frand-home-or-away

In just two months, jurisdictional challenges against FRAND cases have reached apparently opposite results in the English Patents court. Conversant secured jurisdiction, but Apple did not. So what's the difference?

31 May 2018