Cairnstores Ltd Generics (UK) Ltd and Another v Aktiebolaget Hassle: CA 22 Oct 2002

Two patents had been invaildated for obviousness. They related to coatings on medicinal pills. The patent holder said the judge’s interruptions indicated bias.
Held: The sumissions were unjustified. The interventions were by no means intemporate, and the decision stood.
Lord Justice Longmore, Lord Jusice Aldous, Lord Justice Tuckey
[2002] EWCA Civ 1504
Bailii
England and Wales
Citing:
Appeal fromCairnstores Limited Generics (UK) Limited v Aktiebolaget Hassle ChD 6-Mar-2002
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Cited by:
Appealed toCairnstores Limited Generics (UK) Limited v Aktiebolaget Hassle ChD 6-Mar-2002
Patents were challenged which were for mechanisms for protecting from the effects of acid in the stomach of drugs which required to be delivered to the intestine, but delivered orally The challengers claimed that the claims were obvious. The layers . .

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Updated: 09 January 2021; Ref: scu.178086