14 Apr 2020

Technetix V Telestre: Equivalence and "The Gillette Defence"

One of the questions that has preoccupied patent pundits since the Supreme Court first introduced a doctrine of equivalents into the UK patent system in Actavis v Eli Lilly ([2017] UKSC 48) is the fact of the so-called "Gillette Defence". Is it still a defence against patent infringement to do something which differs from the prior art only in non-patentable ways?

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14 Apr 2020

Regen V Estar: Applying Actavis To Numerical Limitations

The Supreme Court introduced a doctrine of equivalents into the UK patent infringement system for the first time in Actavis v Eli Lilly ([2017] UKSC 48). Regen v Estar ([2019] EWHC 63) applied this new approach to a claimed numerical limitation.

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14 Apr 2020

Amazon sets up simple patent infringement system

Amazon has introduced a trial system to combat patent infringement on its platform. A patentee who believes that a product for sale on the Amazon Marketplace infringes its patent can request an evaluation by paying a deposit of $4000.

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14 Apr 2019

IAM Patent 1000

Slingsby Partners is a prosecution boutique whose sole focus is on patents. Superb at drafting bespoke applications to fit any engineering, electronic or physical sciences invention, it eschews a 'cookie-cutter' approach in favour of targeted, commercially sensitive advice.

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