When Can Exclusive Licensees Initiate Patent Infringement Proceedings? Lessons for Global IP Licensing Transactions from Two Recent UK Cases

Journal of Intellectual Property Law & Practice, 2019, Vol. 14, No. 1

3 Pages Posted: 9 Jul 2019

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John Liddicoat

University of Cambridge - Faculty of Law; University of Tasmania

Jacques de Werra

Digital Law Center - University of Geneva

Date Written: January 4, 2019

Abstract

Two recent decisions of the English High Court analysed the meaning of ‘exclusive licence’ in the Patents Act 1977, providing much needed clarity on when exclusive licensees may initiate infringement proceedings.

Keywords: patents, patent law, licensing, transactions, international, licensing, UK, case law, decisions, exclusive licence

Suggested Citation

Liddicoat, Johnathon and de Werra, Jacques, When Can Exclusive Licensees Initiate Patent Infringement Proceedings? Lessons for Global IP Licensing Transactions from Two Recent UK Cases (January 4, 2019). Journal of Intellectual Property Law & Practice, 2019, Vol. 14, No. 1, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3415407 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3415407

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