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  1. Legal news
    13 August 2019
    Patents: Declaratory Relief
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/uk/declaratory-relief-arrow-generics-ltd-v-merck-and-co-inc

    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 ...

  2. 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) ...

  3. Legal news
    07 July 2020
    China releases Latest Draft Amendments to Patent Law
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/china/china-releases-latest-draft-amendments-to-patent-law

    The draft amended Patent Law contains several other new provisions in addition to the Patent Linkage and the SPP provisions, such as the draft Article 24 which proposes a six month grace period of novelty for an ...

  4. Legal news
    11 May 2020
    COVID-19: New German legislation to fight pandemic may affect granted German patents
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/germany/covid-19-new-german-legislation-to-fight-pandemic-may-affect-granted-patents

    In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic the German government has recently passed a “corona crisis package”. The so-called Act for protecting the Population in the Event of an Epidemic Situation of National Importance, the ...

  5. Legal news
    30 April 2020
    CJEU Decision in Royalty Pharma: More Clarity on Requirements for Supplementary Protection Certificates?
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/global/cjeu-decision-in-re-royalty-pharma

    Today the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) handed down its decision in the Royalty Pharma case concerning the interpretation of Art. 3 a of Regulation EC 469/2009 on Supplementary Protection Certificates ...

  6. Legal news
    14 January 2019
    New Decision: Higher Regional Court Düsseldorf on Second Medical Use Patents
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/germany/new-decision-higher-regional-court-dusseldorf-on-second-medical-use-patents

    Almost two years ago, the Higher Regional Court Düsseldorf first iterated new liability criteria with respect to Second Medical Use Patents (cf. decision Östrogenblocker of May 5, 2017, docket no. I-2 W 6/17).

  7. Legal news
    04 September 2019
    Patents: meaning of enablement in anticipation by prior art
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/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 ...

  8. Legal news
    08 May 2019
    Patents: obviousness in relation to patent for dosage regime
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/global/patents-obviousness-in-relation-to-patent-for-dosage-regime

    The Supreme Court has confirmed that a patent for a dosage regime of a drug used to treat erectile dysfunction (ED) was obvious over the prior art.