The Court of Appeal dismissed Boehringer Ingelheim’s application for permission to appeal the first instance Patents Court decision that EP (UK) 1,379,220 lacked inventive step. The Court of Appeal also considered and overturned the existing judicial guidance on granting permission to appeal in patent matters.
Case date: 16 December 2016
Case number: A3 2016 0271
Court: Court of Appeal of England and Wales, Civil Division
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