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  1. Legal news
    14 May 2018
    Patents: cross-examination of expert witness
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2018/uk/patents-cross-examination-of-expert-witness

    The Court of Appeal has considered the effect of the decision not to cross-examine the patent owner's expert witness on his opinion on obviousness.

  2. Legal news
    14 May 2018
    Patents: insufficiency
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2018/uk/patents-insufficiency

    The Court of Appeal has held that two patents for the production of human antibodies using transgenic mice were not invalid for insufficiency.

  3. Legal news
    07 August 2018
    Patents: "external eyes only" disclosure in confidentiality club agreements
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2018/uk/patents-external-eyes-only-disclosure-in-confidentiality-club-agreements

    The High Court has refused to grant an "external eyes only" order allowing one party to classify categories of disclosure as highly confidential and not be disclosed to anyone internal to the other party.

  4. Legal news
    07 August 2018
    Patents: numerical ranges
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2018/uk/patents-numerical-ranges

    The Court of Appeal has held that a patent for a composition of glass fibres with numerical ranges was valid and infringed.

  5. Legal news
    11 December 2018
    Pemetrexed: Italian Court reversed the first instance decision ordering a PI on the basis of Eli Lilly's patent
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2018/italy/italian-court-reversed-the-first-instance-decision-ordering-a-pi-on-the-basis-of-eli-lillys-patent

    Diverging from the previous decision, the Court pointed out that the relevance of the file history to construe the scope of protection of a patent and then the infringement of equivalence has to be carefully and ...

  6. Legal news
    06 November 2018
    Patents: SPC for combination product
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2018/uk/patents-spc-for-combination-product

    The Patents Court has held that a Supplementary Protection Certificate (SPC) for a combination product was invalid, following a ruling from the European Court of Justice (ECJ) on the meaning of Article 3 of the ...

  7. Legal news
    11 October 2018
    Patents: whether royalties payable under patent licence
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/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.

  8. Legal news
    14 September 2018
    Patents: interpretation of Supplementary Protection Certificate Regulation
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2018/uk/patents-interpretation-of-supplementary-protection-certificate-regulation

    The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has ruled that a product composed of several active ingredients with a combined effect may be protected by a basic patent in force under the Supplementary Protection Certificate (SPC) ...