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  1. Legal news
    26 March 2021
    Illumina v MGI: Patents Court gives guidance on the skilled person, CGK, and insufficiency
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2021/uk/illumina-v-mgi-patents-court-gives-guidance-on-the-skilled-person-cgk-and-insufficiency

    In Illumina v Latvia MGI Tech (‘MGI’) [2021] EWHC 57 (Pat), Birss J (as he then was) has handed down a 520 paragraph judgment providing some helpful practical guidance in respect of several issues that commonly arise in ...

  2. Legal news
    13 August 2019
    Patents: Declaratory Relief
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/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 ...

  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
    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 ...

  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
    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 ...

  7. Legal news
    22 March 2021
    “Patent linkage” in Italy: only patents/SPCs on the active ingredient per se are relevant for the purpose of reimbursement of generic medicinal products
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2021/italy/patent-linkage-in-italy

    By resolution dated February 10, 2021 the Italian Medicines Agency (AIFA) clarified the criteria for generic medicinal products to be inserted in the Substitution List (“Lista di Trasparenza”).

  8. Legal news
    22 January 2021
    Indirect infringement in Spanish courts: a trend reversal and some teachings concerning infringement of second use medical claims
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2021/spain/indirect-infringement-in-spanish-courts

    The specialised Section No. 15 of the Appeal Court of Barcelona has recently clarified what indirect infringement means by its judgment of 13 November 2020 (rapporteur Justice Rodríguez Vega, No. 2410/2020, Ortho.pras ...

  9. Legal news
    16 April 2021
    Neurim vs Mylan – Victory from the jaws of defeat
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2021/uk/neurim-vs-mylan--victory-from-the-jaws-of-defeat

    Will Smith discusses the unusual decision of a judge to vary his order made after trial where a patent upheld by him was revoked by the European Patent Office almost immediately after the order was made