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Contents Summary of Latest Bulletin
Full Court Rejects Inventive Step Attack on Veterinary Formulation Patent
In Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health USA Inc v Intervet International BV 2022 FCAFC 88 the Full Court dismissed Boehringer’s appeal of the primary Judge’s rejection of Boehringer’s opposition to Intervet’s patent application on the basis of lack of inventive step.
Renewed Efforts Towards Harmonisation of Substantive Patent Law
The UKIPO recently opened a short consultation period on substantive patent law harmonisation initiatives in relation to the interrelated issues of grace periods, prior user rights and conflicting applications.