||All England Reporter
|| All ER (D) 179 (Feb)
||Richard Arnold QC (instructed by Taylor Joynson Garrett) for CIL.
||Martin Howe QC (instructed by Lane & Partners) for V Ltd.
||15 February 2001
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A See v Scott-Paine order could seriously affect the freedom of a party attacking the validity of a patent to run the best possible case. The implication of such an order had to be considered against the background and circumstances of a particular case.
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