Striking Out Claims for an Arrow Declaration

In a recently reported case, Glaxo Group Ltd and Others v Vectura Ltd 2018 EWCA Civ 1496, the Court of Appeal reviewed the case law relating to the grant of a discretionary relief known as an “Arrow Declaration” and determined that interim proceedings had only to decide whether the pleaded facts and arguments gave rise to a “realistic claim” for such relief.

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Brexit and the UPC

A recently published UK government White Paper confirms that the UK has not ruled out participation in the UPC.

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New EPO President Starts Term

António Campinos started his five-year term as President of the European Patent Office (EPO) on 1st July 2018. Having previously been executive director at the EUIPO, and president of Portugal’s National Industrial Property Institute, Mr. Campinos brings over 20 years experience to the post.

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