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GJE recognised by Managing IP Stars 2017

We are delighted to be recognised in the 2017 edition of Managing IP Stars. The publication recognises the world’s leading IP firms and practitioners through rigorous and independent research. We would like to congratulate our partners Peter Finnie, Lucy Samuels, Peter Arrowsmith, Arnie Clarke and Michael Lord for receiving high...

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UK Supreme Court Rewrites the Rule Book on Patent Infringement

It didn’t make the 10 o’clock news but on 12 July 2017, with some irony, the UK courts took a decisive step towards Europe in changing the test for finding patent infringement.  The decision will be seen as a victory for patentees, however it provides uncertainty for third parties who...

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Paediatric extensions now available in Norway

SPCs filed in Norway that have an expiry date later than 1 March 2017 can now be extended by a further six months, provided that the conditions of Regulation (EC) No 1901/2006 and transitional regulations are met.  Applications for paediatric extensions can be submitted from 1 August 2017. Of note...

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UK Supreme Court judgment in long-running dispute between Eli Lilly and Actavis on the combination therapy pemetrexed + vitamin B12 results in significant outcomes for patent infringement in the UK

In a judgment issued on 12 July, the UK Supreme Court made some significant changes in the law of UK patent infringement which could have far reaching consequences, especially in the pharmaceutical sector. In particular, they addressed the issue of infringement by equivalents not otherwise falling within the literal claim scope and...

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Fiona Stevens named in Management Today’s 35 Women Under 35 list

GJE partner, Fiona Stevens has been named in Management Today’s 35 Women Under 35 2017, the leading list of high achieving UK talent. Since 2001, Management Today has scoured the UK in search of the country’s most promising young business women, celebrating entrepreneurs, designers, lawyers, bankers and corporate high-flyers. Published annually, the...

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