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  1. Legal news
    30 April 2020
    CJEU Decision in Royalty Pharma: More Clarity on Requirements for Supplementary Protection Certificates?

    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
    14 September 2018
    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) ...

  3. Legal news
    11 May 2020
    COVID-19: New German legislation to fight pandemic may affect granted German patents

    In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic the German government has recently passed a “corona crisis package”. The so-called Act for protecting the Population in the Event of an Epidemic Situation of National Importance, the ...

  4. Legal news
    13 August 2019
    Patents: Declaratory Relief

    The Patents Court has refused to grant an Arrow declaration following de-designation of UK from pending patent applications because there was no uncertainty about UK patent rights and the true purpose of the declaration ...

  5. Legal news
    07 July 2020
    China releases Latest Draft Amendments to Patent Law

    The draft amended Patent Law contains several other new provisions in addition to the Patent Linkage and the SPP provisions, such as the draft Article 24 which proposes a six month grace period of novelty for an ...

  6. 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.

  7. 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.