||All England Reporter
|| All ER (D) 21 (Jul)
|| EWCA Civ 646
||Court of Appeal, Civil Division
Ward, Jacob and Lloyd LJJ
||Henry Carr QC and Michael Tappin QC (instructed by Taylor Wessing LLP) for the claimant.
||Andrew Waugh QC and Thomas Hinchliffe (instructed by Herbert Smith LLP) for the defendants.
||2 July 2009
Patent - Validity - Revocation - Common general knowledge - Supplementary protection certificate (SPC) - Defendants being proprietors of patent and SPC in respect of medicinal product of ofloxacin - Judge refusing to grant declarations of invalidity - Whether patent and SPC valid.
Patent Validity. Court of Appeal, Civil Division: An appeal against a decision dismissing the claimant's challenges to the validity of European Patent (UK) No.0206283 (the patent) and supplementary protection certificate no.SPC-GB97-085 (the SPC) in respect of a medicinal product 'levofloxacin' was dismissed.
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