Actavis v ICOS: Is this the end for dosage regime patents in the UK?

The UK Supreme Court has upheld the Court of Appeal’s decision that ICOS’s dosage regimen patent for tadalafil lacked an inventive step.

Opportunities to meet with trade delegation from Mentor, Ohio

A trade delegation from the City of Mentor, Ohio, is visiting the Midlands to explore the possibility of doing business with companies in the region.

EPO's approach to double patenting is referred to Enlarged Board of Appeal

It is generally accepted that a patentee should not be entitled to protect the same invention twice (so called ‘double patenting’). However, there is nothing in the European Patent Convention (EPC) that allows the European Patent Office (EPO) to refuse an application on these grounds.

UK Supreme Court decision means more patent pain for Warner-Lambert

The UK Supreme Court has handed down its much anticipated decision in Warner-Lambert Company LLC v Generics (UK) Ltd t/a Mylan and Actavis.

Leeds City FC Ltd fail to put one past Leicester City FC in trade mark dispute

Leicester City FC’s English Premier League win in 2016 was one of those riveting stories of an underdog triumphing over the odds. The club shot to prominence and the public started seeing more of the club’s trade marks and logos.

How would a no-deal Brexit affect the protection of EU intellectual property rights in the UK?

The UK government issued guidance on 24 September 2018 confirming that EU trade mark and design rights will continue to be protected in the UK in the event of a no-deal Brexit.

SME support to evaluate innovative medical technologies: round 2

SMEs can apply for a share of £1.5 million to support the evaluation of innovative medical devices, diagnostics and regulated digital health products.

UK ratifies the UPC Agreement

The UK's ratification of the Unified Patent Court Agreement has now been confirmed by Sam Gyimah, Minister for Intellectual Property.

UK ratifies Hague Agreement for industrial designs

The UK will become a contracting party to the Hague Agreement from 13th June 2018.

Plausibility affects patent requirements

A developing principle in the United Kingdom and European Patent Office relates to whether the content of a patent application makes it plausible that the invention works as described.

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