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  1. 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 ...

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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 ...

  6. 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) ...

  7. Legal news
    26 January 2021
    Exclusive patent licences under English law: Five pitfalls the licensee must avoid
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2021/uk/five-pitfalls-the-licensee-must-avoid

    Katharine Stephens looks at four cases decided in the last few years and draws out of them five "rules" which exclusive licensees must follow if they want to retain the rights to sue infringers.

  8. Legal news
    05 October 2020
    Thaler v Comptroller-General: Part 2 – What now for AI inventions following Thaler?
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/global/thaler-v-comptroller-general-part-2-what-now-for-ai-inventions-following-thaler

    Following the Thaler decision and pending any further possible appeal, the UK's position on AI inventors is at first sight very clear; under the Patents Act 1977 an AI system cannot be named as an inventor and the right ...