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BREAKING: 2018 FD4 (P6 – Infringement and Validity) Pass Mark Reduced

UK trainee patent attorneys are due to receive the results of their PEB Qualifying Examinations on Monday (4 March 2019). Candidates who took the FD4 (P6, Infringement and Validity) today received notification that the pass mark of this year's paper has been reduced … Continue reading

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Validity of a Supplementary Protection Certificate. Testing the boundaries in a new ruling by the Swiss Tribunal Federal

The two plaintiffs are Genzyme Corporation (holder of  supplementary protection certificate No C00716606/01), and  its  licensee, Sanofi-Aventis (holder of the authorizations for the products Renagel and Renvela). The defendant, Salmon Pharma, commercializes a generic version  of the product “Renvela”, which … Continue reading

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Physical Supplier of Bunkers Lacks Standing to Challenge Validity of Assignment of Maritime Lien to ING Bank

In NuStar Energy Services, Inc. v. M/V COSCO AUCKLAND, No. 17-20246 (5th Cir. Jan. 14, 2019), the U.S. Fifth Circuit concluded NuStar, the physical supplier of bunkers/marine fuel to the M/V COSCO AUCKLAND, lacked standing to appeal the district court’s … Continue reading

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Does Presumption of Patent Validity Extend to Eligibility?

A plaintiff seeking to enforce patents claiming automated methods for uploading multimedia content was ordered to pay defendants’ attorney fees based on a finding of an “exceptional case” under U.S.C. § 285.  Cellspin Soft, Inc. v. Fitbit, Inc., No. 4:17-CV-5928-YGR … Continue reading

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Nori Holdings: England & Wales High Court confirms ‘continuing validity of the decision in West Tankers’ under Brussels I Recast

Earlier this month, the English High Court rendered an interesting decision on the (un-)availability of anti-suit injunctions in protection of arbitration agreements under the Brussels I Recast Regulation (No 1215/2012). In Nori Holdings v Bank Otkritie [2018] EWHC 1343 (Comm), … Continue reading

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