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  1. Legal news
    24 January 2020
    Setting a gold standard in meeting cannabis regulation
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/uk/setting-a-gold-standard-in-meeting-cannabis-regulation

    Medical Cannabis Network speaks with Bird & Bird’s Ben King and Sally Shorthose about the importance of product labelling and the regulation of medical cannabis.

  2. Legal news
    21 January 2020
    Transfers of value to “influencers”: new disclosure obligation for companies in the health sector
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/uk/transfers-of-value-to-influencers-new-disclosure-obligation-for-companies-in-the-health-sector

    The list of beneficiaries of transfers of value subject to compulsory disclosure in the French public “transparency” database include “persons who, in the media or on social media, present one or several health ...

  3. Legal news
    12 February 2020
    UK Supreme Court hearing appeal over permitted breadth of patent claims
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/uk/uk-supreme-court-hearing-appeal-over-permitted-breadth-of-patent-claims

    Although concerned with a complex gene technology, the outcome of this appeal will have substantial impact on the validity of patents generally where doubts are raised as to the level of disclosure provided in a patent ...

  4. Legal news
    04 June 2019
    Investing in the future of cannabis in the UK - lessons from the German model
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/uk/investing-in-the-future-of-cannabis-in-the-uk--lessons-from-the-german-model

    The excitement around the potential for the UK cannabis market – medicinal and nutritional – to continue opening up has really intensified in the first half of 2019.

  5. Legal news
    16 May 2019
    Report from Med-Tech Innovation Expo 2019
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/uk/bird-and-birds-ewan-grist-chris-de-mauny-and-toby-bond-spoke-at-the-med-tech-innovation-expo

    Ewan explored the legal issues which arise at various stages of the lifecycle of a medical device; from product concept, though prototyping, testing, refinement, manufacture, marketing and placing on the market.

  6. Legal news
    27 March 2019
    Supreme Court holds Dosage Regime Patent Obvious
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/global/supreme-court-holds-dosage-regime-patent-obvious

    Today in Actavis v ICOS the Supreme Court unanimously ruled that the ICOS patent for a Tadalafil dosing regime was invalid. Lord Hodge gave the only judgment, with Lady Hale, Lord Kerr, Lord Sumption and Lord Briggs in ...

  7. Legal news
    15 November 2018
    Supreme Court defines plausibility in the context of sufficiency
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2018/uk/supreme-court-defines-plausibility-in-the-context-of-sufficiency

    A majority postulates a new "outward presentation test" to deal with the infringement of second medical use patents.

  8. Legal news
    19 November 2019
    The English Patents Court examines the law on enablement in the context of lack of novelty based on both prior publication and prior use.
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/uk/the-english-patents-court-examines-the-law-on-enablement-in-the-context-of-lack

    Earlier this year (17 July 2019) in Takeda UK Limited v F. Hoffmann-La Roche AG Mr Justice Colin Birss of the Patents Court of the English High Court of Justice handed down a judgment holding that Roche’s European ...

  9. Legal news
    18 September 2019
    When does speaking badly about your competitors become a competition law problem?
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/global/when-does-speaking-badly-about-your-competitors-become-a-competition-law-problem

    Following seminal “denigration” cases from the French, Danish and Italian competition authorities, our competition team looks into this new practice of exclusionary abuse.

  10. Legal news
    22 December 2020
    High Court considers requirements for an exclusive patent licence (Neurim v Mylan)
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/uk/high-court-considers-requirements-for-an-exclusive-patent-licence

    In the LexisNexis case analysis, Senior IP Associate, Will Smith, talks about the decision in the following matter: Neurim Pharmaceuticals (1991) Ltd & Anor v Generics UK Ltd (t\a MYLAN) [2020] EWHC 3270 (Pat). This ...