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Alternative reports have emerged in Germany about what the basis for a legal challenge brought against legislation passed in Germany to ratify the planned new Unified Patent Court (UPC) system in Europe is, an expert has said. 20 Jul 2017
It was legitimate for a judge in Germany to require the owner of a European patent for a drug compound to allow a major pharmaceutical company to make use of its patent to provide medicines to patients with HIV, the Federal Court of Justice in the country... 12 Jul 2017
This guide was updated in May 2017
This guide was updated in May 2017.
A patent is granted by a national patent office and will only give you monopoly rights in the country in which it is granted. There is no such thing as an international patent.
This guide is based on UK law. It was last updated in January 2012.
Sorting out disputes can take ages. Especially complicated ones, like patent disputes. To take a case to court, you will need lawyers – solicitors and barristers – and probably an expert to give evidence to back up your case. The ultimate outcome will be justice...
ANALYSIS: An interesting approach to encouraging competition and controlling prices of pharmaceuticals was recently unveiled in the US. Whilst there may be similar political will to control the cost of pharmaceuticals in Europe, practicalities suggest... 11 Jul 2017
A new ruling by the German Federal Supreme Court (BGH) has broadened the scope of legal remedies available in patent infringement litigation in the country, an expert in intellectual property (IP) law has said. 04 Jul 2017
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