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Chugai wins licence dispute concerning US patent in UK High Court

Patrick Wingrove, London

The English High Court has ruled that Chugai no longer needs to pay royalties for its antibody product because it does not fall within the claims of UCB’s US patent

In a decision that nicely summarises US law and provides lessons on licence and patent drafting, the UK High Court has ruled that Chugai does not need to pay royalties to UCB for its tocilizumab products.

Mr Justice Birss decided...

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