Annual Review of the 2018 Patent Cases

30 January 2019

In January 2019, Gowling WLG's co-head of global Intellectual Property (IP), Gordon Harris, delivered his much anticipated annual review of the year's UK patent.



Gordon gave his usual comprehensive review, backed by a thorough and extensive paper. Gordon commented that there was no lodestar this year, with the Supreme Court decision in Warner Lambert having fallen short of expectations, but that there were many interesting decisions across a wide range of patent topics. Gordon awarded his annual "Judge of the Year" award to Mr Justice Birss for his generally excellent and clear judgments and for being almost entirely upheld in the complex Unwired Planet v Huawei case.

Take a look at Gordon's full annual review of 2018 patent cases.


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