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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

Is there a doctrine of equivalents in the UK? Before the summer of 2017, most English patent lawyers would have automatically responded "No, absolutely not!" Now, following the UK Supreme Court's controversial decision in Actavis v Eli Lilly, they would...


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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



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