Ranbaxy (Uk) Ltd v Astrazeneca Ab: PatC 15 Jul 2011

Ranbaxy, an importer of generic pharmaceuticals, sought a declaration of non infringement and revocation of EP 1 020 461 owned by AstraZeneca. AstraZeneca counterclaimed for infringement.
Kitchin J discussed the prohibition from patentability any method of treatment of humans or animals, and the attempts to circumvent this by casting therapeutic claims a manufacturing ones, so called Swiss form claims.
Kitchin J
[2011] EWHC 1831 (Pat), [2011] FSR 45
Bailii
England and Wales
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CitedEli Lilly v Actavis UK Ltd and Others SC 12-Jul-2017
The issue raised on this appeal and cross-appeal is whether three products manufactured by Actavis would infringe a patent whose proprietor is Lilly, namely European Patent (UK) No 1 313 508, and its corresponding designations in France, Italy and . .

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Updated: 17 February 2021; Ref: scu.441879