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Latest Developments in European Patent Law: How to Apply Them in Both the United States and Europe

by Knobbe Martens on

Agenda: • UK Supreme Court Decision on Infringement – “Equivalents” – Use of the prosecution history • Doctrine of Equivalents in the United States • Plausibility before the EPO and UK courts – Inventive step of...more

UK: Drop in the ocean – Employee's invention not profitable enough for compensation

by Hogan Lovells on

The UK Court of Appeal confirmed on 18 January that an employee was not entitled to any compensation from his employer for the income generated by his patented inventions, as the returns did not amount to an “outstanding...more

Back to school – the last year in patents: September 2015

by Allen & Overy LLP on

The vexed question of how to enforce second medical use patents has dominated the headlines in the last half year. The case of Warner-Lambert v Actavis1 in the English High Court highlighted the serious difficulties...more

Kirin-Amgen: 10 Years On - Lord Hoffmann

by Allen & Overy LLP on

Kirin-Amgen Inc v Transkaryotic Therapies Inc (No.2), the long-awaited case in which the applicability of a purposive approach to construction of patent claims was considered in light of the Patents Act 1977 and the EPC,...more

New Zealand Patent Oppositions – New And Improved (New Act Cases)

by FPA Patent Attorneys on

I continue my series of articles on the topic of New Zealand Patent Oppositions. My earlier articles as listed at the bottom of this article, describe the opposition regime under the existing legislation, the Patents Act 1953...more

NZ Patent Oppositions – Why Do I Need Expert Evidence?

by FPA Patent Attorneys on

In our continuing series of articles on New Zealand patent oppositions, we look at the topic of expert evidence and why it is critical to establishing obviousness....more

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