Chiron Corporation and Others v Murex Diagnostics Ltd: CA 14 Oct 1994

ECJ judgments make a UK court functus officio only after their full judgment has been delivered. Where judgment had already been given, it was no longer possible for the defendant in an action to seek a reference to the European Court on refusal of an application for leave to appeal to the House of Lords. The decision of the House as to leave was a judicial one and not merely administrative.
Ind Summary 24-Oct-1994, Times 14-Oct-1994
England and Wales
Citing:
See AlsoChiron Corporation v Organon Teknika Ltd; Same v Murex Diagnostics (No 7) ChD 17-Feb-1994
The issue of loss in a prior patent challenge is res judicata in later proceedings despite the presence of experimental difficulties leading to ipossibly severe time limits. A patent applicant has no duty to inform the Patent Office of matters . .
See AlsoChiron Corporation and Others v Murex Diagnostics Ltd (No 11) ChD 15-Mar-1996
A large interim award of damages can be proper if it is less than the likely damages which would be awarded at trial despite their remaining outstanding issues of fact to be decided. . .
See AlsoChiron Corporation v Organon Teknika (No 2) CA 1993
Section 44 could be used in a patent contract dispute even though the patent at issue was governed by the law of a foreign state which would not itself have applied that section. . .

Cited by:
See AlsoChiron Corporation v Organon Teknika Ltd; Same v Murex Diagnostics (No 7) ChD 17-Feb-1994
The issue of loss in a prior patent challenge is res judicata in later proceedings despite the presence of experimental difficulties leading to ipossibly severe time limits. A patent applicant has no duty to inform the Patent Office of matters . .
See AlsoChiron Corporation and Others v Murex Diagnostics Ltd (No 11) ChD 15-Mar-1996
A large interim award of damages can be proper if it is less than the likely damages which would be awarded at trial despite their remaining outstanding issues of fact to be decided. . .

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Updated: 09 April 2021; Ref: scu.79095