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Access to toxicity study reports and protection of commercial interests
Gerard Hogan, Advocate General at the Court of Justice of the European Union (“CJEU”) recently...
November 22, 2019
8 min read
The English Patents Court examines the law on enablement in the context of lack of novelty based on both prior publication and prior use.
Earlier this year (17 July 2019) in Takeda UK Limited v F. Hoffmann-La Roche AG Mr Justice Colin Birss...
November 19, 2019
5 min read
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...
November 12, 2019
3 min read
Are German Courts the “Spoilsport” of the “Divisional Game” when it comes to Preliminary Injunction Requests?
If a patentee undertakes actions with respect to a patent of the same patent family (e.g. waiving the...
November 4, 2019
4 min read
Bird & Bird secures win in preliminary injunction patent case before the Düsseldorf Courts
On September 26, 2019, the Higher Regional Court of Düsseldorf confirmed on appeal that Teva Pharmaceutical...
September 30, 2019
8 min read
China passed new amendments to the Drug Administration Law
By Alison Wong, Emma Ren, Yang Li On 26 August 2019, China's National People's Congress passed the final...
September 6, 2019
11 min read
Transfer of value: amendments to the French “anti-gift” provisions by the draft Health Act
The French so-called “anti-gift” provisions strictly frame the conditions under which companies...
July 2, 2019
2 min read
Investing in the future of cannabis in the UK – lessons from the German model
The excitement around the potential for the UK cannabis market – medicinal and nutritional – to continue...
June 4, 2019
27 min read
Manufacturing and stockpiling waiver set to limit rights of holders of SPCs for medicines
On 17 April 2019, the European Parliament approved, by a large majority, an amendment of the Regulation...
May 8, 2019
2 min read
Supreme Court holds Dosage Regime Patent Obvious
Today in Actavis v ICOS the Supreme Court unanimously ruled that the ICOS patent for a Tadalafil...
March 27, 2019
4 min read