UK – Dr Reddy’s Laboratories (UK) Ltd v. Eli Lilly

Posted: October 13th, 2008

Dr Reddy's Laboratories (UK) Ltd v. Eli Lilly and Company Limited, High Court of Justice, Chancery Division, Patents Court, 13 October 2008, Case No. [2008] EWHC 2345 (Pat), with thanks to Marc Döring, Simmons & Simmons

The English Patents Court's decisions in Dr Reddy's v Eli Lilly (Floyd J – 13 October 2008) and Generics (UK) v Daiichi (Kitchin J – 15 October 2008) are further welcome news for patentees. In both instances the patent (for a compound within the scope of a "Markush formula" of an earlier patent application in the first case and for an enantiomer in the second case) was upheld.

Read the extended summary here.

Read the judgment (in English) here.

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