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  • Update: 7 Important changes in the 17th draft of the rules of procedure of the unified patent court

    29 November 2014

    The 17th Draft of the Rules of Procedure of the Unified Patent Court was recently published and a marked up version can be found here. The Oral Hearing in respect of this new draft was held on 26 November 2014 at the Academy of European Law in Trier. We highlight below 7 of the most […]

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  • Itchy combinations and the power of common general knowledge

    28 November 2014

    The decision by Mr Justice Birss in the Patents Court in the case of Teva UK Limited and Teva Pharmaceuticals Limited (Teva) v Leo Pharma A/S and Leo Laboratories Limited (Leo) (See here), relates to a combination treatment for psoriasis and provides an interesting commentary on the assessment of obviousness and common general knowledge in […]

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  • Bot sticks the boot in to Spanish objections over Unitary Patent

    27 November 2014

    The Advocate General (AG) of the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU), Yves Bot, has issued a stern rebuke to Spain’s legal challenges to the European Unitary Patent and Unified Patent Court, and calls for their dismissal by the Court, thus providing a good indication that the final obstacles in the way of […]

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  • Understanding induced infringement in the US after Limelight v Akamai

    19 November 2014

    The US Supreme Court’s decision in Limelight v Akamai apparently confirms that in the US, induced infringement of a patent can only occur if the patent has been directly infringed. Akamai Technologies Inc. was the exclusive licensee of a patent for a content delivery network (CDN) process. Limelight Networks Inc. was also operating a CDN. […]

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