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  1. Legal news
    13 August 2019
    Patents: Declaratory Relief
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/uk/declaratory-relief-arrow-generics-ltd-v-merck-and-co-inc

    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 ...

  2. Legal news
    16 November 2018
    Recomiendan a los laboratorios que se preparen para un ‘Brexit duro’, pese a los avances en Reino Unido
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2018/spain/181116-recomiendan-a-los-laboratorios-que-se-preparen-para-un-brexit-duro

    Los medios de comunicación de toda Europa amanecían el pasado 14 de noviembre con la noticia sobre el visto bueno del Gobierno británico al principio de acuerdo alcanzado entre Reino Unido y la Comisión Europea, aunque, ...

  3. Legal news
    12 March 2020
    Digital Health 2020
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/global/digital-health-2020

    A practical cross-border insight into digital health law

  4. Legal news
    12 November 2019
    PI for Tadalafil Dosage Patent refused in Italy
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/italy/pi-for-tadalafil-dosage-patent-refused-in-italy

    By decisions dated 30 July 2018, then confirmed in the appeal by decisions dated 30 August 2018, the Court of Milan dismissed PI requested by ICOS and its licensee Eli Lilly against Sandoz, ascertaining the prima facie ...

  5. Legal news
    07 October 2019
    Dutch competition authority ACM publishes a sector report on the impact of biosimilars on competition between TNF-alfa inhibitors
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/netherlands/dutch-competition-authority-acm-publishes-a-sector

    The Dutch competition authority, ACM, initiated a market study in 2018 into the effect of the introduction of biosimilars on the competition between TNF alfa inhibitors. TNF-alfa inhibitors are biological medicines that ...

  6. Legal news
    30 September 2019
    Bird & Bird secures win in preliminary injunction patent case before the Düsseldorf Courts
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/germany/bird-and-bird-secures-win-in-preliminary-injunction-patent-case-before-the-dusseldorf-courts

    On September 26, 2019, the Higher Regional Court of Düsseldorf confirmed on appeal that Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. (“Teva”) – one of Bird & Bird’s key clients – is entitled to a preliminary injunction against ...

  7. Legal news
    04 November 2019
    Are German Courts the “Spoilsport” of the “Divisional Game” when it comes to Preliminary Injunction Requests?
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/germany/are-germany-courts-the-spoilsport-of-the-divisional-game-when-it-comes-to

    If a patentee undertakes actions with respect to a patent of the same patent family (e.g. waiving the parent patent of a divisional patent), this is often negatively characterised as playing the “Divisional Game”. We ...

  8. Legal news
    16 August 2019
    Bird & Bird assists AddLife with the acquisition of Lab-Vent Controls and Koldt & Ryø El
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/denmark/bird-bird-radgiver-addlife-med-opkoebet-af-labvent-controls-og-koldt-og-ryoe-el

    Bird & Bird advised AddLife in its acquisition of all shares in the Danish companies Lab-Vent Controls A/S and Koldt & Ryø El A/S.

  9. Legal news
    20 June 2019
    China to accelerate the development of "Smart Supervision System" for drug and medical devices
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/global/china-to-accelerate-the-development-of-smart-supervision-system-for-drug-and-medical-devices

    The NMPA issued the Drug Smart Supervision Plan aiming to deepen the development of a drug supervision system embracing modern information technologies such as cloud computing, big data, and "Internet+" technologies.

  10. Legal news
    14 January 2019
    New Decision: Higher Regional Court Düsseldorf on Second Medical Use Patents
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/germany/new-decision-higher-regional-court-dusseldorf-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).