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By Alexandra Nott
Known as the ‘Father of the Constitution', Madison's passion for free speech is ratified at the heart of the United States.
By Dehns  
On 1 August 2017, Estonia became the 13th country to ratify the Unified Patent Court Agreement (UPCA) when it deposited its instrument of ratification with the General Secretariat of the Council of the EU.
By Alexander Robinson
Despite the political chaos which has ensued following the inconclusive UK election result earlier this month, progress towards UK ratification of the Unified Patent Court Agreement (UPCA)...
By Barbara Rigby
High drug prices are often blamed on the patent system, which gives drug innovators a monopoly of about 20 years. It is well known that patents are used by pharma companies to stop the launch...
By Daniel Rowe
In a recent landmark judgment (Fujifilm Kyowa Kirin Biologics v AbbVie Biotechnology [2017] EWHC 395 (Pat)), the English High Court has granted a novel type of declaratory relief which may be used...
By Alexander Robinson
Breaking news: the German Federal Constitutional Court (Bundesverfassungsgericht) has, according to this report, ordered the Federal President not to ratify the Agreement on a Unified Patent Court.
By Barbara Rigby
Litigation concerning Supplementary Protection Certificates (SPCs) frequently involves referrals to the Court of Justice of the EU (CJEU), as reported here.
Under what circumstances are Supplemental Protection Certificates (SPCs) available for combination products? Numerous judgements by the Court of Justice of the EU have failed...
By Philip Price
CRISPR-Cas9 is more than a quick and inexpensive method for editing genes; it is a revolutionary genetic engineering technique with enormous potential in healthcare, agriculture and industrial biotechnology.
By Dehns  
Nokia and Apple have a long history of patent litigation. For example, in October last year, Nokia won a case in the US against Apple going back to 2010...
By Barbara Rigby, Philip Price
If you have identified an interesting opportunity for a research or development collaboration and are discussing a potential agreement, then Intellectual Property is one of the key factors...
By Alexander Robinson
Although the surprise announcement that there will be an early General Election in the UK means that the final stages of the UK's procedure for ratifying the UPCA have temporarily been put on hold...
By Barbara Rigby
The American Intellectual Property Lawyers Association (AIPLA) has just released a proposal to change the law on what kinds of inventions may be patented.
By Chris Wilkins
In or out? It's a question on all our minds at the moment with the upcoming UK referendum on whether to leave the EU.
By Alexander Robinson
According to a new announcement on the Unified Patent Court's website, the Preparatory Committee is now working on an assumption that the court will become fully operational in December 2017.