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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
    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 ...

  4. 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.

  5. 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) ...

  6. Legal news
    24 June 2020
    What's Next For Frand?
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/uk/what's-next-for-frand

    The last year has been an exciting year for FRAND. The TCL v Ericsson verdict was set aside. The FTC's decision against Qualcomm was also lifted pending appeal. Germany's Supreme Court has overturned the Sisvel v Haier ...

  7. Legal news
    05 March 2019
    Patents: infringement by equivalence
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/uk/patents-infringement-by-equivalence

    The High Court has held that a patent was invalid as anticipated by a prior disclosure by the patent owner and obvious over an item of cited prior art.

  8. Legal news
    05 March 2019
    Patents: UK jurisdiction over global FRAND licence
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/uk/patents-uk-jurisdiction-over-global-frand-licence

    The Court of Appeal has confirmed that the UK Patents Court has jurisdiction to try a claim for infringement of UK standard essential patents against Chinese as well as UK defendants where the relief sought was a global ...

  9. Legal news
    05 March 2019
    Patent licensing: what next for FRAND?
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/uk/patent-licensing-what-next-for-frand

    This article explains how the Court of Appeal’s recent decision in Unwired Planet has created a new multi-jurisdictional dispute resolution forum and considers what refinements future cases in this area might make.

  10. Legal news
    30 September 2019
    International Comparative Legal Guide to Patents 2020
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/uk/international-comparative-legal-guide-to-patents-2020

    The 10th edition of the International Comparative Legal Guide to Patents 2020 is a practical cross-border insight into patent law, with contributing editor Katharine Stephens of Bird & Bird.