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  1. 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 ...

  2. Legal news
    05 August 2020
    Patents: invalidity for insufficiency across broad range of products claimed
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/uk/patents-invalidity-for-insufficiency-across-broad-range-of-products-claimed

    The Supreme Court has held that two patents for a transgenic mouse used for the development of human antibodies were invalid for insufficiency.

  3. Legal news
    05 December 2018
    Patents: SPCs: combined medical device and medicinal product
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2018/global/patents-spcs-combined-medical-device-and-medicinal-product

    This decision follows the recent trend for the ECJ to give more straightforward interpretations of the SPC Regulation, providing certainty for users of the system.

  4. 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 ...

  5. 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”).

  6. 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

  7. Legal news
    07 May 2020
    Getting to know our newly appointed IP Partners
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/global/getting-to-know-our-newly-appointed-ip-partners

    Our international IP team are thrilled to announce the promotion of 3 new partners today. These promotions reflect our ongoing commitment to ensure the diversity of our team develops to reflect the rich pool of talent ...

  8. Legal news
    11 December 2018
    Pemetrexed: Italian Court reversed the first instance decision ordering a PI on the basis of Eli Lilly's patent
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2018/italy/italian-court-reversed-the-first-instance-decision-ordering-a-pi-on-the-basis-of-eli-lillys-patent

    Diverging from the previous decision, the Court pointed out that the relevance of the file history to construe the scope of protection of a patent and then the infringement of equivalence has to be carefully and ...

  9. Twobirds news
    12 November 2020
    Bird & Bird showcases technical excellence with four major wins at Global WWL Awards 2020
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/press-releases/2020/global/bird-and-bird-showcases-technical-excellence-with-four-major-wins-at-wwl-awards-2020

    We are delighted to announce that we received four prestigious awards at the Who’s Who Legal Awards 2020 held virtually in November.

  10. Legal news
    17 August 2020
    Australia Chapter in "Antitrust and Intellectual Property Review" Fifth Edition
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/australia/australia-chapter-in-antitrust-and-intellectual-property-review-fifth-edition

    Our Australian competition and IP team have recently contributed a chapter to the Fifth Edition of The Intellectual Property and Antitrust Review.