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Health authorities' claim for economic loss from improperly granted patent struck out by UK court

In a long running dispute between the English health authorities and a patentee, Servier Laboratories, the High court has struck out the claim against Servier for the tort of economic loss caused by unlawful means; the High Court decided that the alleged unlawful means had not affected the EPO and English court's freedom to deal with the health authorities."

In a long running dispute between the English health authorities and a patentee, Servier Laboratories, the High court has struck out the claim against Servier for the tort of economic loss caused by unlawful means; the High Court decided that the alleged unlawful means had not affected the EPO and English court's freedom to deal with the health authorities.

 

Our Intellectual Property blog, SnIPpets, has just posted a blog (here) about the recent High Court decision in Secretary for State for Health and another v Servier Laboratories Ltd and others [2017] EWHC 2006 (Ch). The blog focuses on Servier's successful strike out application in relation to its pharmaceutical drug perindopril – a prescription only drug which is used in the treatment of hypertension and cardiac insufficiency."

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