Union Carbide Corporation v BP Chemicals Limited: CA 26 Nov 1998

The parties alleged and denied infringement of patents and sought declarations that patents were invalid and sought revocation.
Aldous LJ
[1998] EWCA Civ 1863
England and Wales
Appeal fromUnion Carbide Corporation v BP Chemicals Limited ChD 31-Jul-1997
The parties disputed the validity of patents concerning the processes for producing polymers.
Held: The patents were upheld. Jacob J explained the nature of invention underlying the right to apply for a patent: ‘Invention can lie in finding . .

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