Wednesday, 27 November 2013

When a party can't slip out of proceedings

Teva Pharma BV and Teva UK Ltd v Amgen Inc and Amgen Manufacturing Ltd [2013] EWHC 3711 (Pat), a Patents Court, England and Wales, ruling of Mr Justice Arnold this morning, is not yet available on BAILII but can be accessed here.

This decision deals, in short, with whether Amgen Inc. was properly party to patent revocation, SPC invalidity and declaration of non-infringement proceedings in respect of rights which were registered in the name of Amgen Inc but were subsequently assigned to another party.  Arnold J refused Amgen Inc's application for an order that it cease to be a party, on several grounds.

It is intended to post further information on this unusual application once PatLit has had a chance to read it.

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