UK – Illumina v. Premaitha

Posted: April 18th, 2018

(1) Illumina, Inc. & (2) Sequenom, Inc v (1) Premaitha Health plc & (2) Premaitha Limited; (1) TDL Genetics Ltd, (2) The Doctors Laboratory Ltd & (3) Ariosa Diagnostics, Inc. (19 March 2018, Patents Court, UK, Case Nos. HP-2017-000054 and HP-2017-000075) The UK Patents Court refused to strike out two patent infringement actions concerning a […]


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 […]


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 […]