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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
New 2019 French Patent/Software box regime: taxation at a reduced rate of 10%
A new preferential taxation regime for income generated by industrial property and software is applicable...
February 7, 2019
1 min read
German Federal Patent Court denies request for preliminary grant of a compulsory license – Where do we go from here?
As recently as 2016 the German Federal Patent Court handed down the landmark decision on Isentress®...
February 7, 2019
6 min read
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