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  • Withers & Rogers Opens New Office in Munich

    18 August 2014

    We are pleased to announce that as of 18 August 2014, we will have an office in Munich with a senior Partner working there permanently. This move will allow us to further improve our services for UK and international clients seeking patent protection in Germany and across Europe. The move has been made possible by […]

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  • Agrochemical safeners deemed eligible for Supplementary Protection Certificates

    1 August 2014

    In good news for the agrochemical industry, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) has ruled that agrochemical safeners are eligible for Supplementary Protection Certificates (SPCs). Regulatory authorisation is required before certain products, such as pharmaceuticals and agrochemicals, can be launched on the market. Authorisation can take several years, and so may significantly […]

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  • Who needs the UPC anyway?

    1 August 2014

    Judgment was handed down on 15 May 2014 in the long running patent dispute between Actavis and Eli Lilly (Lilly) with respect to Lilly’s patent relating to the use of the anti-cancer drug pemetrexed disodium (Alimta®). Claim 1 defines a use of the drug with vitamin B12. In the first case of its kind, Actavis […]

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