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  • Campinos confirmed as next EPO president

    October 11, 2017

    The EPO's Administrative Council has elected António Campinos to succeed Benoit Battistelli as president for a five-year term starting from July 1 2018

  • Interview: Jesper Kongstad, former chair of the EPO Administrative Council

    October 10, 2017

    Jesper Kongstad has stepped down as head of Denmark's Patent and Trade Mark Office and joined IP firm Zacco. In this interview, he reflects on recent changes and challenges for national IP offices and the EPO

  • The practical significance of Eli Lilly v Actavis

    July 24, 2017

    UK patent practitioners are in agreement that the UK Supreme Court’s decision in Eli Lilly v Actavis introduced the doctrine of equivalents into UK patent law, but there seems to be some doubt as to whether it also introduced a general doctrine of prosecution history estoppel. Kingsley Egbuonu analyses the decision and its impact on law and practice in the UK

  • Doctrine of equivalents allowed in the UK

    July 12, 2017

    The UK Supreme Court has ruled that a patentee can argue that the scope of protection afforded by its patent extends beyond the ambit of the claims. In its ruling in Eli Lilly v Actavis, the Court also provided guidance on when reference to EPO prosecution file would be appropriate in interpreting a patent in infringement cases

  • European Life Sciences Forum 2017 - key takeaways

    July 06, 2017

    Brexit, the UPC, second medical use patents, biologics and digital health were all on the agenda at Managing IP's first European Life Sciences Forum in London

  • Unitary Patent and UPC: A progress report (June 2017)

    June 30, 2017

    Legal challenge delays Germany’s UPC Agreement ratification progress; UK government resumes ratification procedure; new start date for the UPC; IP Federation seeks clarity over the case management system; and the latest UPC-related articles on managingip.com include how indirect infringement will be interpreted

  • Contributory infringement in Europe – before and after the UPC (sponsored)

    June 23, 2017

    Karolina Wiktorson and Benjamin Hoffmann of Valea review cases relating to the question of contributory infringement, and ask whether the outcome of these may change once the UPC Agreement comes into force

  • Germany's UPC Agreement ratification progress put on hold

    June 13, 2017

    The Office of the Federal President has agreed to hold off signing the approved laws necessary for the ratification of the UPC Agreement until a court case has been decided

  • The Unitary Patent and UPC demystified (sponsored article)

    May 19, 2017

    The Unitary Patent is the biggest development in European patent law in 40 years. Justin Simpson of RWS inovia answers common questions about it

  • Questions remain over UPC case management system

    May 18, 2017

    Patent practitioners will soon be using the UPC case management system. Despite two years of investment in building it, there are lots of questions about how it will work

  • UK on course to ratify UPC Agreement

    March 30, 2017

    A UK IPO statement has confirmed that preparations "remain fully on track" and given more detail on when the last few legislative steps should be expected. This comes a day after Prime Minister Theresa May triggered Article 50 to commence Brexit

  • Managing IP Global Awards Winners 2017

    March 10, 2017

    The Global Awards Dinner was held at The Savoy in London on March 9, with 300 guests from 89 firms and 44 countries

  • Court grants landmark declaration in biosimilar case

    March 07, 2017

    A UK judge has granted a declaration in favour of a number of pharmaceutical companies who are seeking to launch rival products to the world's best-selling drug Humira

  • Roundtable: The second medical use challenge – full transcript

    February 28, 2017

    Three leading patent specialists discussed one of the most challenging issues in IP at the moment – incentivising new uses for known drugs – at a recent roundtable discussion. The participants were: Jurgen Dressel, head of global patent litigation strategy, Novartis Pharma; Galit Gonen, VP and general counsel for Europe at Teva; and Professor Sir Robin Jacob, former Court of Appeal judge and professor at the Institute of Brand and Innovation Law, University College London

  • Key takeaways from the EU Patent Forum USA 2016

    December 06, 2016

    Speakers at Managing IP’s recent EU Patent Forums in Palo Alto and New York City discussed past, present and future developments for patent owners in Europe, including the UPC and Unitary Patent, FRAND cases, arbitration and the impact of Brexit

  • Unitary Patent and UPC: A progress report (November 2016)

    December 05, 2016

    The German Federal Ministry of Justice updates Managing IP on Germany’s ratification timeline; IP Federation, BioIndustry Association, EPLAW and the UPC Preparatory Committee respond to UK government’s intention to ratify the UPC Agreement (UPCA); and some of the developments we expect in the coming months

  • UK to ratify UPC Agreement despite Brexit - reaction (UPDATED)

    November 28, 2016

    The UK government has ended months of speculation by saying that it will push ahead with ratification of the UPC Agreement. This makes it more likely the new system will come into force soon, but leaves open questions about what happens post-Brexit

  • Appeal dismissed in pregabalin patent case

    October 13, 2016

    The England & Wales Court of Appeal has upheld Mr Justice Arnold's finding that key claims of Warner-Lambert's patent for Lyrica are invalid for insufficiency. The judgment also reiginites the debate over the scope of second medical use patents

  • EPO: Inventive step the most effective patent killer

    September 27, 2016

    EPO oppositions are well established, meaning there are many lessons for patent owners and challengers, as Arnie Clarke and Jack Shepherd explain

  • European Patent Reform Forums in Munich and Paris – the highlights

    September 13, 2016

    Brexit, the UPC and Unitary Patent were strongly in focus at the recent Managing IP European Patent Reform Forums, along with dedicated sessions on IT, TMT, pharma and dispute resolution

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