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Principle that profiteering from illegal acts should be prevented does not apply to patent infringements, rules Supreme Court

A legal principle designed to prevent businesses from profiteering from illegal acts does not apply if that profiteering would stem from infringing patent rights, the UK Supreme Court has ruled. 30 Oct 2014

IP crime police unit receives additional funding

The City of London Police Intellectual Property Crime Unit (PIPCU) has received an additional £3 million of funding to support its efforts in combating online copyright infringement and other IP crime. 24 Oct 2014

Patent holder rights to bar parallel imports of their drugs from EU accession states not automatic, CJEU advisor says

Pharmaceutical companies should not be allowed to prevent drugs they put onto market in an EU accession state from being imported into a more established EU country where they hold patent rights for those medicines unless they signal their intention to rely... 24 Oct 2014

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