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Advocate General proposes literal interpretation of Article 3(d) SPC Regulation in Abraxis (C-443/17)

The Advocate General of the CJEU proposed a narrow interpretation of Article    3(d) in the Opinion given yesterday in Abraxis Bioscience LLC v Comptroller General of Patents 13 December 2018, one that would marginalise the effect of the CJEU’s decision in … Continue reading

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Patent and Pharma Update – December 2018

Key recent developments in the United Kingdom and Europe relating to patents and the pharmaceutical sector This issue reports on several ground-breaking decisions from the UK courts on second medical use patents and skinny labels, infringement by equivalents and the … Continue reading

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CJEU rules on whether the NHS reimbursing off-label medicinal products for cost-cutting purposes conflicts with Directive 2001/83/EC

Novartis Farma S.p.A. v Italian Medicines Agency and Roche Italia S.p.A. On 21 November 2018, the CJEU issued an important decision in Novartis Farma v Italian Medicines Agency and Roche Italia et al. (C-29/17). The case was referred to the … Continue reading

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UK Government launches consultation on role of MHRA post-Brexit and confirms commitment to underwrite Horizon 2020 funding

The UK Government has today launched a consultation on the role of the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) post-Brexit “seeking views on how the MHRA legislation and regulatory processes would have to be modified in the event of … Continue reading

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Brexit “no deal” technical notices published on Patents, Trade marks, Designs, Copyright, GIs, and Exhaustion of rights

The latest tranche of “no deal” technical notices was released yesterday afternoon by the UK Government. Amongst them are several notices that highlight the Brexit issues faced by intellectual property right owners and, in some cases, confirm the Government’s approach to resolving them. The … Continue reading

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Brexit “No Deal” Technical Notices – lots for the life sciences sector to think about

The UK Government issued the first batch of its Brexit “No Deal” Technical Notices on 23 August 2018. These are designed to provide guidance to businesses and other interested parties on how to deal with the problems that a “no deal” scenario … Continue reading

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HSF Legal Guide to Brexit – an update on provision for intellectual property rights

IP rights which are designated as applying across the EU (EU trade marks, Community plant variety rights, Community registered designs and Community unregistered designs) and those, qualification for which involves activity within the EU (such as database rights), are all … Continue reading

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Intellectual Property and Cyber Security issues considered in UK Government White Paper on the future UK-EU relationship

The UK Government’s White Paper detailing its proposal for the future relationship between the UK and the EU (published on 12 July 2018) includes a limited number of proposals relating to intellectual property and cyber security as follows: The UK … Continue reading

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Herbert Smith Freehills wins IP Team of the Year at the Lawyer Awards

Herbert Smith Freehills has been named IP Team of the Year at The Lawyer Awards 2017, for its work defending one of the largest-ever patent cases to be heard in the UK High Court. Earlier this month, Herbert Smith Freehills … Continue reading

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