EPLAW PATENT BLOG

UK – Les Laboratoires Servier v. Apotex Inc

Posted: July 9th, 2007

Les Laboratoires Servier & ANR v. Apotex Inc & ANR, Court of Appeal, Civil division, London, UK, 9 July 2007, Case No. (2007) EWCA Civ 783, with thanks to Marc Döring and Rowan Freeland, Simmons & Simmons
On 09 July 2007, the English Court of Appeal clarified the guidance

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UK – Pozzoli SPA v BDMO / Obviousness

Posted: June 22nd, 2007

Pozzoli SPA v BDMO c.s., Court of Appeal, London, UK, 22 June 2007, Case No. [2007] EWCA Civ 588, with thanks to Marc Döring and Rowan Freeland, Simmons & Simmons
The English Court of Appeal has used a recent judgment to restate the approach of the English court towards the assessment of obviousness (

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UK – Generics (UK) Ltd. v. H Lundbeck

Posted: August 2nd, 2006

GENERICS (UK) LTD v. H LUNDBECK A/S, Court of Appeal, London, UK, 2 August 2006, Case No. [2006] EWCA Civ 1261, with thanks to Marc Döring and Rowan Freeland, Simmons & Simmons
The UK Court of Appeal has ruled that suppliers of active pharmaceutical ingredients (API) are not to be considered joint infringers

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UK – SmithKline Beecham v Apotex Europe Ltd

Posted: May 23rd, 2006

SmithKline Beecham plc and others v. Apotex Europe Ltd and others, Court of Appeal, London, UK, 23 May 2006, Case No. [2006] EWCA civ 658, with thanks to Marc Döring and Rowen Freeland, Simmons & Simmons
In patent infringement and revocation proceedings, SmithKline Beecham had been granted an interim injunction prohibiting Apotex Europe from dealing with the drug, paroxetine, in the UK. SmithKline Beecham had given a cross-undertaking to Apotex Europe (and its UK distributors).

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