||All England Reporter
|| All ER (D) 309 (Feb)
|| EWHC 294 (Pat)
||Chancery Division, Patents Court
||Michael Tappin QC and Charlotte May (instructed by Howrey LLP) for the claimant.
||Simon Thorley QC and Justin Turner QC (instructed by Bird & Bird LLP) for the defendants.
||23 February 2010
Patent - Infringement - Validity of patent - Obviousness - Defendants bringing infringement proceedings against claimant - Claimant bringing revocation proceedings against defendant - Claimant contending that defendants' patent obvious and/or anticipated in light of common general knowledge and prior art - Whether claimant infringing defendants' patent - Whether defendants' patents invalid.
Patent Infringement. A judge of the Chancery Division, Patent's Court, held that the defendants' European Patent (UK) No 1386617, entitled 'Method for the in vitro diagnosis of type II porcine circovirus infection and diagnostic reagents', was invalid on the ground of obviousness and had to be revoked.
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