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  • Belgium applies function-way-result test

    Philippe Campolini and Peter Blomme review the Belgian approach to equivalents and prosecution history, and discuss whether Actavis v Eli Lilly might influence future cases

  • How French courts have approached the DoE

    In Actavis v Eli Lilly, the UK Supreme Court adjudicated on the French law on patent infringement. But, asks Celine Bey, did it do so correctly?

  • Convergence between Germany and UK

    The doctrine of equivalents is well established in Germany. It’s good news that the UK courts are moving in the same direction, argues Philipp Widera

  • The slow project of patent unification

    While the UK Supreme Court’s opinion in Actavis v Eli Lilly is a step towards a more continental approach, there remain areas of divergence. Daan de Lange and Boukje van der Maazen provide a Netherlands perspective

  • Spain looks overseas for guidance on DoE

    Spain’s courts imported the old English test into their patent law. Miquel Montañá asks: now that test has changed, will they have to change too?

  • Actavis v Eli Lilly brings new questions in the UK

    Is the UK Supreme Court’s decision in Actavis v Eli Lilly a radical change to English patent law? Brian Cordery, Annsley Merelle Ward and Adrian Chew say it may not be quite as simple as that

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