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  • Brexit: Impact on IP in Europe

    22 March 2019

    Here’s what we know now The UK began the formal process of leaving the EU on 29 March 2017. The date on which Brexit will have a legal effect on any IP rights will depend on the nature of any withdrawal agreements, transition periods or extensions that are agreed upon. Therefore the ‘date of legal […]

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  • Pain for Warner-Lambert at the Supreme Court

    13 December 2018

    The eagerly awaited Supreme Court judgment in the Warner-Lambert V Generics (UK) and Actavis case has recently been issued (see here), a full nine months after the hearing in February 2018. This is the final step in a saga which has been ongoing for years, and which is of huge importance to the pharmaceutical industry. […]

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  • Before and after snapshot – how Actavis affects infringement

    28 November 2018

    In a recent decision by the Court of Appeal, Judge Lord Kitchin applied the principles of Actavis vs Eli Lilly (Actavis) to rule upon a patent infringement dispute in Icescape v Ice-World (see here). As previously reported, the landmark Actavis judgement was a 2017 decision from the Supreme Court that essentially changed the decades-old understanding […]

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  • Patent protection for Blockchain Technology and Blockchain’s role in anti-counterfeiting

    18 October 2018

    Why should you consider patent protection for your Blockchain technology? Senior Associate, Philip Horler explains the role of Blockchain in anti-counterfeiting and the benefits of protecting the technology.  Philip Horler Electronics, Computing & Physics group If you require further information on anything covered in this briefing, please contact Philip Horler (phorler@withersrogers.com; +44 207 940 […]

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  • No-deal Brexit: UK government issues guidance on EU Trade Marks

    11 October 2018

    On 24 September 2018, the UK government released guidance on the impact of a no-deal Brexit on EU trade marks. The guidance has not yet been enacted as legislation; and its sole aim is to clarify the UK’s intended actions should we encounter a no-deal Brexit, resulting in the UK leaving the European Union on […]

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  • Mind the Overlap

    16 August 2018

    Many inventions require their features to be defined in terms of a numerical range. For example, a manufacturing process may be operable over a range of temperatures, or a material composition may be produced using components combined in a range of proportions. A patent application usually provides one or more examples of the working invention […]

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