On 20 July 2020, the UK Government announced its official withdrawal from the Unified Patent Court (UPC) Agreement. This is a disappointment but not unexpected. Does this mark an end to over 40 years of efforts to produce a harmonised IP litigation process in Europe? Of course not. The UPC has, in recent year...Continue reading
Ever since the Decision issued back in 1997 in the case of Biogen v Medeva the concept of insufficiency has been extended, particularly in the chemical and biotech fields, to include claims that have "excessive breadth" (so-called "Biogen insufficiency"). The Courts in the UK have applied this frequently to revoke patents that they decide clai...
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