Actavis UK Ltd v Merck and Co Inc – Times Law Reports

Posted June 5th, 2008 in appeals, law reports, patents by sally

Actavis UK Ltd v Merck and Co Inc

Court of Appeal

“Unlike human rights law, where the Court of Appeal had to refer to the House of Lords a case involving a decision of the European Court of Human Rights which conflicted with an earlier Court of Appeal decision, since patent law was much more specialist than human rights law, the Court of Appeal was free to depart from its own previous decision where it was satisfied that the European Patent Office Boards of Appeal had formed a settled view of European patent law which was inconsistent with that earlier decision.”

The Times, 5th June 2008


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