Unitary Patent Court – Fee Proposal

The Preparatory Committee of the Unified Patent Court have released a Consultation Document regarding Court fees as well as proposed schemes to offer fee reductions to small and medium-sized businesses and non-profit organisations.

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Join a discussion on The Patentability of Human Embryonic Stem Cells in Europe

JOIN US ON WEDNESDAY 25 MARCH 2015 FROM 5.15PM IN LONDON, WC1R 4PJ. You are invited to join an open discussion on The Patentability of Human Embryonic Stem Cells in Europe with leading patent attorney experts. This discussion will be chaired jointly by Nick Bassil of Kilburn & Strode, George Schlich of Schlich Ltd and Dan Wise of Carpmaels & Ransford.

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The Bolar Exemption in the UK

NEW “SAFE HARBOUR” LEGISLATION. In order to market a generic version of a medicinal product, after the expiry of any patent protection on the original product, its manufacturer needs to obtain regulatory approval. For a generic product...

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The Road to Ratification of the Unitary Patent System

A SINGLE PATENT RIGHT ENFORCEABLE THROUGHOUT THE EU. Currently a European patent application is searched and examined centrally by the European Patent Office (EPO). However, once the application is allowed the granted European patent does not automatically come into force in all of the EPO member states...

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Omnipharm Limited v Merial [2011] EWHC 3393 (Pat)

In the UK Patents Court on 21 December 2011, J Floyd held that Merial's patent EP (UK) 0 881 881 was inventive despite the claimed invention being obvious to try and there being no evidence that the technical effect was difficult to achieve. The case hinged on whether the skilled team would have a basis for predicting...

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