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UK green lights ratification of Unified Patent Court Agreement

Today, at the meeting of the EU Competitiveness Council the UK Government confirmed that it is proceeding with preparations to ratify the Unified Patent Court Agreement (UPCA). This is part of the process needed to realise the Unitary Patent and Unified Patent Court. An official press release from the UK IPO notes that “Following the

UK Supreme Court: no illegality defence to cross-undertaking claims in relation to patent infringement

(UK Supreme Court decision of 29 October 2014 – Les Laboratoires Servier v Apotex Inc [2014] UKSC 55) All five Justices of the Supreme Court agreed, in the opinion handed down today, to uphold the decision of the Court of Appeal reinstating Apotex’s award for damages under a cross-undertaking, although the majority judgment diverged from