UK – Samsung v Apple / Samsung UMTS patents held invalid

Posted: March 18th, 2013

In the latest of the Samsung v Apple battles in the ongoing war between the two technology giants, the UK High Court has revoked three of Samsung’s UMTS (Universal Mobile Telecommunications System) patents. The first judgment dealt with EP 726 and 675, the first relating to turbo codes and the second to channel coding and […]


UK – Glenmark v. GSK (Malarone)

Posted: February 22nd, 2013

Glenmark Generics (Europe) Limited, Generics (UK) Limited (t/a Mylan) v. The Wellcome Foundation Limited, Glaxo Group Limited, High Court of Justice, Chancery Division, Patents Court, London, UK, 7 February 2013, [2013] EWHC 148 (Pat) The Patents Court held that GSK’s patent for an anti-malarial drug was invalid. Glenmark and Mylan applied to revoke GSK’s patent […]


UK – Environmental Recycling Technologies v. Upcycle Holdings

Posted: February 21st, 2013

Environmental Recycling Technologies plc v. Upcycle Holdings Limited, Patents County Court, London, UK, 5 February 2013, [2013] EWPCC 4 The Patents County Court held that Upcycle’s patent relating to a process for moulding plastic articles was valid in its amended form. Environmental Recycling Technologies (ERT) applied to revoked Upcycle’s patent, GB 2 2460 838, relating […]


UK – Omnipharm Limited v Merial

Posted: January 28th, 2013

Omnipharm Limited v Merial, Court of Appeal (Civil Division), London, UK, 23 January 2013, Case No [2013] EWCA Civ 2 This was an appeal against the judgment of Floyd J, dated 21 December 2011, following a trial of an action brought by Omnipharm to revoke two of Merial’s patents, EP (UK) 0 881 881 (the […]


UK – Novartis AG v Generics (UK) Limited (trading as Mylan)

Posted: January 14th, 2013

Novartis AG v Generics (UK) Limited, Court of Appeal (Civil Division), London, UK, 12 December 2012Case No. A3/2011/2970 In this decision, the UK Court of Appeal confirmed that obviousness must be assessed by reference to the invention as described and claimed by a patentee.  In order to undertake that assessment, all the circumstances including, where […]


UK – Microsoft v. Motorola

Posted: January 8th, 2013

Microsoft Corporation and others -v- Motorola Mobility LLC and another, Patents Court, High Court of Justice, London, The Hon Mr Justice Arnold, 21 December 2012, [2012] EWHC 3677 (Pat) This case concerned the validity of Motorola’s European Patent (UK) No. 0 847 654, relating to the synchronisation of message information across multiple mobile devices, and […]


UK – Medimmune v. Novartis

Posted: October 12th, 2012

Medimmune v Novartis & Anor and Novartis v Medimmune & Anor, Court of Appeal, London, UK, 10 October 2012, Case no. [2012] EWCA Civ 1234 This is a joint appeal relating to Medimmune's and MRC's jointly held patents for phage display technology: 1. In action HC09C04770 MedImmune Limited (“MedImmune”), alleged Novartis Pharmaceuticals UK Limited (“Novartis”) […]


UK – Vernacare v. Environmental Pulp Products

Posted: October 2nd, 2012

Vernacare v. Environmental Pulp Products Limited, Patents County Court, London, UK, 19 July 2012, [2012] EWPCC 41 The Patents County Court held that Vernacare’s patent was valid and infringed by Environmental Pulp Products (EPP). Vernacare’s patent, GB 2 446 793, relates to disposable washing bowls made of paper pulp which are used in hospitals and […]


UK – Gedeon Richter v. Bayer Pharma

Posted: March 15th, 2012

Gedeon Richter plc v. Bayer Pharma AG, Court of Appeal, London, UK, 7 March 2012, [2012] EWCA Civ 235 Gedeon Richter (“Richter”) commenced revocation proceedings in respect of two of Bayer’s patents, EP (UK) 1 380 301 (“’301) and EP (UK) 1 598 069 (“’069”). Both patents related to immediate release formulations of the steroidal […]