Annual review of UK patent judgments - 2020

27 January 2021

Our highly anticipated annual review of UK patent judgments is available now!

'Swings and Roundabouts', Gordon Harris' comprehensive annual review of patent case law, is your complete guide to the most important, industry-influencing UK patent judgments in 2020.



Gordon's commentary provides commercially minded readers with a short cut through a remarkably robust year of patent case law in 2020, as well as noting trends and cases to watch out for in 2021.

Yet patent aficionados will enjoy the comprehensive analysis of key judgments.

Highlights include:

  • the Supreme Court's judgment on FRAND injunctions in Unwired Planet v Huawei, and an update on SEP/FRAND litigation more generally;
  • the Supreme Court's judgment on insufficiency in Regeneron v Kymab;
  • the Court of Appeal's split judgment on obviousness in Emson v Hozelock;
  • guidance in multiple judgments on the role of expert evidence in patent cases and what legal teams and experts need to do in order to comply with requirements;
  • review of the principles governing many aspects of patent law from a number of judges, some of whom are newer to the area but have provided some clear and helpful reasoning; and
  • much more.

Download 'Swings and Roundabouts - A review of patent cases in 2020'.

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