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  1. Legal news
    14 January 2019
    New Decision: Higher Regional Court Düsseldorf 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).

  2. Legal news
    08 May 2019
    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.

  3. Legal news
    04 September 2019
    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 ...

  4. Legal news
    13 December 2017
    Patent Term Extensions

    In Australia the application of the Patent Term Extension provisions of the Patents Act 1990 have been construed narrowly so that PTEs are applicable to only certain types of pharmaceutical patents.

  5. Legal news
    30 August 2017
    Actavis v Eli Lilly– Are we clear now?

    Much has been written about the implications of the July 2017 Supreme Court decision in Actavis v Eli Lilly in which Lord Neuberger delivered the judgment of the Court.

  6. Legal news
    02 October 2017
    English Patents Court Setting Out its Stall?

    In a much-awaited decision handed down on 22 May 2017, the US Supreme Court in TC Heartland v Kraft Foods held that the "patent venue statute" (28 USC §1400(b)) should be construed narrowly.

  7. Legal news
    12 July 2017
    Actavis v Eli Lilly – Summary of Supreme Court Decision of 12 July 2017

    The United Kingdom Supreme Court (UKSC) today handed down its judgment in the case of Actavis UK Limited and others v Eli Lilly and Company ([2017] UKSC 46) that has significantly changed the law of patent infringement ...

  8. Legal news
    24 July 2020
    China Updates Drug Registration Rules and the Measures for Monitoring Drug Production – Part 1

    Overall, the new DRR and AMMDP provide further clarity to the provisions of the new DAL. The obvious step toward improving the review and approval process, and the reduction in the need for onsite review for many ...

  9. Legal news
    24 June 2020
    UK Supreme Court upholds Kymab's appeal imposing a stricter interpretation of sufficiency of disclosure for patents

    In a judgment handed down today the UK Supreme Court has upheld the appeal of Kymab who had challenged Regeneron's patents covering Kymab's 'Kymouse' transgenic mouse.

  10. Legal news
    05 May 2020
    Patents: injunctions and public interest in medical device cases

    The Patents Court has rejected a public interest defence and granted an injunction, following a finding that patents for a medical device were valid and infringed.