Courts grapple with scope of patent protection
The Supreme Court’s decision in Actavis v Eli Lilly introduced a doctrine of equivalents and arguably also established a doctrine of prosecution history estoppel in the UK. We look at the law across Europe, and the impact the decision might have. Kingsley Egbuonu, Michael Loney and James Nurton set the scene
How do you combine "a fair protection for the patent
proprietor with a reasonable degree of legal certainty for
third parties"? That is the fundamental challenge laid down by
the Protocol on the Interpretation of Article 69 of the
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