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Supreme Court drops bombshell on English judges

James Nurton, London

The UK’s Supreme Court has overturned the lower courts’ interpretation of industrial application in its first ruling in a patent case

The Court today allowed an appeal by Human Genome Sciences over its patent for the Neutrokine-α protein, which had been invalidated in the UK.

The judges unanimously said that the industrial application standard applied by the judge had been "too...

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