United Kingdom Patent Decisions 2017
IIC (2018) 49:318–323
University of Cambridge Faculty of Law Research Paper No. 35/2018
7 Pages Posted: 25 Apr 2018 Last revised: 22 May 2018
Date Written: April 5, 2018
This report highlights the main UK patent decisions from 2017, including a major Supreme Court infringement case introducing a doctrine of equivalents, the first ruling on FRAND royalty rates and injunctions, compensation for employee inventors, legal priority, patentable subject matter, and a novel, unsuccessful attempt by the State to sue a pharmaceutical company whose invalid patents delayed the entry of generics.
Keywords: UK, patent law, 2017, FRAND, doctrine of equivalents
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Powles, Julia and Liddicoat, Johnathon, United Kingdom Patent Decisions 2017 (April 5, 2018). IIC (2018) 49:318–323 , University of Cambridge Faculty of Law Research Paper No. 35/2018, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3157349
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