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Wednesday, 9 July 2008

Breaking news: Angiotech appeal allowed

Do Kats have moles? This one does, and his mole has just reported from the House of Lords that the United Kingdom's highest appeal court has just allowed the appeal in Conor MedSystems v Angiotech Pharmaceuticals and that the patent in dispute has been found valid.

Right: in order to penetrate the House of Lords without detection, the IPKat's mole was forced to disguise himself as a Law Lord (nb. you can buy this mole here).

Further details will be posted when they're available. Meanwhile, for the story so far click here for the original decision of the late Mr Justice Pumfrey and here for the now reversed decision of the Court of Appeal. The IPKat's comments on these decisions may be perused here and here respectively.

FOOTNOTE: the full text of the Lords' speeches can be found here

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/ld200708/ldjudgmt/jd080709/conor.pdf

Anonymous said...

I wonder why the EP patent in issue could not be invalidated on the issue of insufficiency alone. Why 'obviousness' was brought in?

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