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Final(ly) Rules of Procedure of the UPC
Apart from the Unified Patent Court Agreement and a large body of further treaties, regulations, directives and laws governing the operation of the Unified Patent Court (UPC), another important piece of legislation consists of the UPC’s Rules of Procedure (RoP). The RoP presents a detailed and elaborate set of rules establishing the framework within which all the UPC divisions and panels will operate. It is a must read for any party considering proceedings before the UPC. The...
July 18, 2022
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New Draft Implementing Regulations propose key changes...
On 9 May 2022, the National Medical Products Administration (the...
May 19, 2022
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The UPC Committees rule!
Start of the Provisional Application Phase and first...
April 7, 2022
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Illumina v MGI: Patents Court gives guidance on the...
In Illumina v Latvia MGI Tech (MGI) [2021]...
March 26, 2021
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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
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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
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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
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AstraZeneca held liable for additional healthcare costs
In a judgment of 14 October 2020 the District Court The Hague ruled in a landslide decision that AstraZeneca...
October 15, 2020
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German Constitutional Court declares the vote on the ratification act of the UPC Agreement unconstitutional because of a lack of the required quorum
Today the German Constitutional Court (Bundesverfassungsgericht) ruled that the German ratification...
March 20, 2020
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SPCs For Second Medical Use Products – Is There an End in Sight?
Over the years, pharmaceutical companies have obtained Supplementary Protection Certificates (SPCs) for...
February 24, 2020
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