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UK Announces Ratification of UPC Agreement26 April 2018The United Kingdom has announced that it has ratified the Unified Patent Court Agreement, potentially heralding one of the most significant changes in patent litigation in Europe for a generation. The announcement is here. The UK Government’s announcement suggests that the future of the UK’s relationship with the UPC may depend on further negotiations. The whole […]
Opinion of the Advocate General in Teva v Gilead SPC case25 April 2018On 25 April 2018, Advocate General Wathelet gave his opinion in Teva and others v Gilead Case C-121/17, referred to the CJEU by Arnold J last year. This important case, in which the CJEU sat, unusually, in a Grand Chamber, considered again the interpretation of Article 3(a) of the Supplementary Protection Certificate Regulation and the conditions for […]
Opinion of the Advocate General in Teva v Gilead SPC case25 April 2018On 25 April 2018, Advocate General Wathelet gave his opinion in Teva and others v Gilead Case C-121/17, referred to the CJEU by Arnold J last year. This important case, in which the CJEU sat, unusually, in a Grand Chamber, considered again the interpretation of Article 3(a) of the Supplementary Protection Certificate Regulation and the […]
Community Plant Variety Office: Pixley Berries (Juice) Limited v Lucozade Ribena Suntory Limited26 March 2018Andrew Lykiardopoulos QC appeared on behalf of Lucozade Ribena Suntory before the Community Plant Variety Office in its successful resistance of Pixley Berries’ application for a compulsory licence in respect of the blackcurrant plant variety ‘Ben Starav’ used in Ribena. It is the first time an application for a compulsory licence has been made under Article […]
Community Plant Variety Office: Pixley Berries (Juice) Limited v Lucozade Ribena Suntory Limited [March 2018]26 March 2018Andrew Lykiardopoulos QC appeared on behalf of Lucozade Ribena Suntory before the Community Plant Variety Office in its successful resistance of Pixley Berries’ application for a compulsory licence in respect of the blackcurrant plant variety ‘Ben Starav’ used in Ribena. It is the first time an application for a compulsory licence has been made under […]
New Head of Chambers, James Mellor QC22 March 2018Chambers are delighted to announce James Mellor QC as the new Head of Chambers, following the decision by Mark Platts- Mills QC to stand down from the post. Mark has been an outstanding Head of Chambers for 17 years and we are enormously grateful to him for his hard work and leadership. We would like […]
Asian Patent Attorneys Association Seminar22 March 2018Daniel Alexander QC gave the annual seminar to the Asian Patent Attorneys Association in Singapore on 22 March, covering recent developments in patents, copyright and trade-marks, involving comparative analysis with recent substantive and procedural case law in Singapore. He was given a tour of the Singapore Supreme Court and met with Judge George Wei, the […]
Illumina Inc v Premaitha Health PLC [2018] EWHC 615 (Pat)19 March 2018Michael Tappin QC, along with Joe Delaney from 3 New Square, appeared for TDL Genetics, The Doctors Laboratory and Ariosa Diagnostics in this application by the two respective sets of Defendants to strike out the Claimants’ claim, or alternatively for summary judgment against the First Claimant. The Defendants argued that the bringing of the claim […]
Illumina Inc v Premaitha Health PLC and Ors19 March 2018Michael Tappin QC, along with Joe Delaney from 3 New Square, appeared for TDL Genetics, The Doctors Laboratory and Ariosa Diagnostics in this application by the two respective sets of Defendants to strike out the Claimants’ claim, or alternatively for summary judgment against the First Claimant. The Defendants argued that the bringing of the claim […]
Glencairn v Dartington Crystal [2018] EWHC 769 (Pat)16 March 2018James Abrahams QC appeared for the Claimants in this application for an interim injunction. The Claimants are the proprietor/ exclusive licensee of a registered design for a drinking glass and applied for an interim injunction against the Defendant, a manufacturer of glass wear. The Defendant had applied to revoke the registered design and for a declaration […]