Friday, 5 October 2012

Has it ever happened ...?

Interim injunctive relief for infringement
of a standards-essential patent: have
you ever applied ...?
A curious reader has written in with the following question. Does anyone have an answer?
(a) Has anyone ever applied in the United Kingdom for an interim injunction in respect of a standards-essential patent;

(b) If the answer to (a) is yes, what happened?
This blogger thinks that the answer to (a) is "no" -- but he is equally aware that patent litigation in the UK is a dark and murky pond in which many a large fish may lurk undetected.  In fishing for an answer on behalf of his reader, he hopes that one such fish may bite ...

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