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Supreme Court reverses patent damages rule

James Nurton, London


The UK Supreme Court has overturned decades of practice, ruling that damages should not have to be paid for infringing a patent that was later revoked at the European Patent Office

The decision by five judges of the Court in Virgin Atlantic v Zodiac was published today. It concerned Virgin’s European patent for business-class airline seats, in a case in which it was seeking more than £49 million ($75 million) in...


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