Annual patent review 2014

12 February 2015


2014 was an interesting year in the world of patents in the UK, with some important developments:

  • Have we seen the introduction of file wrapper estoppel through the back door?
  • Is the Pozzoli analysis a purely voluntary formulation?
  • Is "could" replacing "would" when considering obvious to try cases?
  • Has the Court of Justice of the European Union redressed the balance on the patenting of genetic material?
  • Is the European Patent Office above the law?

In his annual review of the year's patent cases Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co's Head of IP, Gordon Harris, delivers his verdict on the work of the IP courts in 2014.

As usual Gordon delivers his analysis with a fair degree of scepticism and a lot of opinion, but this might just be your best chance to read a single digest which comprehensively covers all key developments in the last year.


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