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The Second Draft Patent Examination Guidelines on Patent Linkage Invalidation, PTE and PTA
The second draft amendment to the Patent Examination Guidelines (the “Second Draft”) was issued by the China National Intellectual Property Administration (the “CNIPA”) on 31 October 2022 for public consultation until 15 December 2022. The Second Draft contains a number of changes which are different from the first draft amendment issued on 3 August 2021 (the “First Draft”),...
November 3, 2022
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China’s First Supreme Court Patent Linkage Decisio...
On 5 August 2022, the Chinese Supreme Court (the “SPC”) handed...
September 7, 2022
11 min read
Final(ly) Rules of Procedure of the UPC
Apart from the Unified Patent Court Agreement and a large...
July 18, 2022
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New Draft Implementing Regulations propose key changes for pharmaceuticals in China
On 9 May 2022, the National Medical Products Administration (the “NMPA”) published the Implementing Regulations...
May 19, 2022
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The UPC Committees rule!
Start of the Provisional Application Phase and first committee meetings The Provisional...
April 7, 2022
12 min read
Illumina v MGI: Patents Court gives guidance on the skilled person, CGK, and insufficiency
In Illumina v Latvia MGI Tech (MGI) [2021] EWHC 57 (Pat), Birss J (as he...
March 26, 2021
9 min read
Indirect infringement in Spanish courts: a trend reversal and some teachings concerning infringement of second use medical claims
The specialised Section No. 15 of the Appeal Court of Barcelona has recently clarified what indirect...
January 22, 2021
4 min read
Chinese patent linkage system – the Chinese Supreme Court issues Draft Judicial Interpretations
The Chinese Supreme Court (“SPC”) released on 29 October 2020 the “Provisions on Several...
November 13, 2020
6 min read
Australian Courts apply “European Support” test to find key Wyeth’s Prevnar 13 patent invalid
In the recent decision in the Australian front of the Prevnar 13 patent litigation, Merck...
November 4, 2020
10 min read
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