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  1. 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 ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. Legal news
    04 September 2019
    Patents: meaning of enablement in anticipation by prior art
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/global/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 ...

  5. Legal news
    05 May 2020
    Patents: injunctions and public interest in medical device cases
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/uk/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.

  6. 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.

  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
    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.

  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.