UK – Alcon Research v. Pharmathen and Aspire Pharma

Posted: July 7th, 2022

Alcon Research LLC and another v Pharmathen SA and Aspire Pharma Limited, Court of Appeal, London, UK, 28 June 2022, [2022] EWCA Civ 845 The English Court of Appeal (Lord Justice Arnold giving the leading judgment with whom Lady Justice King and Lord Justice Nugee agreed) has rejected an appeal by Aspire Pharma Limited (“Aspire”) […]


UK – Interdigital Technology v. Lenovo

Posted: August 14th, 2021

Interdigital Technology Corp and others v Lenovo Group Ltd and others [2021] EWHC 2152 (Pat) Background This judgment, handed down on 29 July 2021, concerned the validity and essentiality of EP (UK) 2 485 558 (“EP 558”). HHJ Hacon’s judgment is the first technical trial in a series of trials concerning five SEPs asserted by […]


UK – A Ward Attachments v. Fabcon Engineering

Posted: August 11th, 2021

A Ward Attachments Limited v. Fabcon Engineering Limited, 29 July 2021, Case No. [2021] EWHC 2145 (IPEC) In this judgment HHJ Melissa Clarke, sitting as a Judge of the High Court considered validity and infringement arguments relating to two of Ward’s patents (a Parent and Divisional) for “freight container tilting apparatus”. The Parent patent was […]


UK – Add2 v. dSPACE

Posted: July 5th, 2021

UK Patents Court holds electronic interface patent invalid, by Graham Burnett-Hall, Marks & Clerk The UK Patents Court has issued its judgment in an infringement action brought by Add2 Research and Development Limited against dSPACE Digital Signal Processing & Control Engineering GmbH and dSPACE Limited, in which Add2 alleged infringement of European Patent No. 1 […]



Posted: March 18th, 2021

Adaptive Spectrum and Signal Alignment Incorporated v. Koninklijke KPN N.V., KPN B.V., Telfort Zakelijk B.V., XS4ALL Internet B.V. and Nokia Solutions and Networks Nederland B.V., 16 March 2021, Case No. 200.272.142/01 On 16 March 2021 the Dutch Court of Appeal of The Hague rendered an early decision in the appeal proceedings between ASSIA, KPN (and […]


UK – Ilumina Cambridge Limited v Latvia MGI Tech SIA

Posted: February 16th, 2021

Ilumina Cambridge Limited v Latvia MGI Tech SIA and others, High Court of England and Wales, 20 January 2021, [2021] EWHC 57 (Pat) This was a substantial patent dispute which spanned 12 days in court and involved infringement and validity of 5 patents. The patentee, Illumina, held patents relating to DNA sequencing technology and MGI […]


UK – Coloplast v. Salts

Posted: January 25th, 2021

Coloplast A/S v Salts Healthcare Limited [2021] EWHC 3 (Pat) (18 January 2021) In this judgment Nicholas Caddick QC, sitting as a Deputy High Court Judge, found Coloplast’s patent for a “comfort layer” for an ostomy bag invalid for obviousness over the common general knowledge and also over five separate prior art citations. The lengthy […]


UK – FibroGen & Astellas v. Akebia & Otsuka

Posted: June 25th, 2020

FibroGen & Astellas v Akebia & Otsuka – Lord Justice Arnold returns to the Patents Court for monster six patent trial Lord Justice Arnold returned to the High Court in March to hear a trial involving the validity and threatened infringement of six patents concerning the use of inhibitors (referred to as HIF-PHIs) of an […]


UK – Geofabrics v. Fiberweb Geosynthetics

Posted: May 20th, 2020

Geofabrics Limited v Fiberweb Geosynthetics Limited [2020] EWHC 444 (Par) (5 March 2020) In this judgment Mr. David Stone (sitting as a Deputy High Court Judge) held that Geofabrics Limited’s patent entitled “trackbed liner and related methods” is valid and infringed by Fiberweb Geosynthetics Limited’s product, Hydrotex 2.0. Background Geofabrics Limited (“Geofabrics”) is the proprietor […]