A long-standing and valuable patent, protecting sustained release versions of a market leading anti-psychotic drug, has been declared invalid due to the absence of any inventive steps in formulation that would not have been ‘obvious’ to a skilled pharmacology team more than 20 years ago.
A landowner has been awarded more than £5.8 million compensation under the Electricity Act 1989 after its development plans were scotched by an overhead power cable crossing its land. The Upper Tribunal (UT) ruled that the cable’s presence had reduced the land’s value close to
Covent Garden Market employers have triumphed in a long-running employment dispute with five registered porters who argued that they were entitled to be paid porterage fees in respect of the toil of their unregistered colleagues. The Court of Appeal ruled that such an interpretation of