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UNITARY PATENT

In 2012 Member States and the European Parliament agreed on the "patent package" - a legislative initiative consisting of two...

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Humira patent rights shot by "Fujifilm declaration" 

In a recent case before the UK Patents Court, Mr Justice Henry Carr granted the declaration sought by the claimants that the dosage regimes for the biosimilar adalimumab products they intended to launch in Europe were obvious and/or anticipated at the claimed priority dates of certain European (UK) patents owned by AbbVie relating to the antibody adalimumab, sold under the trade mark HUMIRA.  

An array of legal issues arose, including entitlement to priority.  In this particular case, the inventors of the patent subject-matter were US and German employees, the patents at issue had been abandoned by AbbVie prior to trial, and therefore complex issues of UK, US and German law were involved.

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EPO Enlarged Board upholds partial priority for broadened claims - no more poisonous priorities or poisonous divisionals

Back in 2014 we wrote about the strict “same invention” rule used to establish whether a European (or UK) patent application is entitled to priority.  We wrote that...
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Unitary Patent - UPDATE

In 2012 Member States and the European Parliament agreed on the "patent package" - a legislative initiative consisting of two Regulations and an international Agreement, laying grounds for the creation of unitary patent protection...

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September 2017

Patent Information Annual Conference of China 2017...

PATENT ISSUES SPRING 2017
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  • EPO Increases its output
  • EPO enlarged board upholds partial priority for broadened claims
  • UK court sets FRAND rate  for 4G SEPs 
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