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UK – Oxford Nanopore v. Pacific Biosciences of California

Posted: December 18th, 2017

Oxford Nanopore v Pacific Biosciences of California, High Court of Justice, London, UK, 14 December 2017, [2017] EWHC 3190 (Pat) This judgement was concerned with a very specific question: Is a licence an “exclusive licence” within the meaning of section 130(1) of the Patents Act 1977, if a third party has an option to take […]

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UK – Philips v. Asus Computer, HTC and others

Posted: October 24th, 2017

Koninkijke Philips v ASUS Computer Inc, HTC Corp and others, Court of Appeal, London, UK, 11 October 2017, Neutral Citation Number: [2017] EWCA Civ 1526 This appeal was brought by HTC against the judgment of Arnold J of 9 September 2016. Arnold J had held that a covenant not to assert certain patents against third […]

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