This week the UK government announced £265 million in renewable energy support including £200 million for offshore wind with an additional £24 million specifically for floating offshore wind projects: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/biggest-ever-renewable-energy-support-scheme-backed-by-additional-265-million.
Join Canadian partners, Jean-Charles (JC) Grégoire and Catherine (Cat) Lovrics, on October 15th, as they participate in CPD programs at the Intellectual Property Institute of Canada's (IPIC) upcoming virtual Annual Conference.
Canada is proposing a third change to the Patent Rules in as many years. The recently proposed amendments to the Patent Rules will primarily affect the examination process and, as proposed, will not apply to applications on which examination has been requested prior to the coming-into-force date of the proposed amendments.
In this trial of preliminary issues, Zacaroli J held that when assessing the damages payable to multiple claimants under cross-undertakings given in respect of various interim injunctions and orders (and for unjustified threats of patent infringement), a single set of counterfactual assumptions should apply to all inquiry claimants, where those claimants operate in the same, largely finite, market. The decision is the latest in a long line of judgments concerning Pfizer’s pregabalin product, Lyrica®.
The launching of a hydrogen economy is seen as being essential for achieving the 2050 net zero goal. As discussed in our earlier article, the UK government’s strategy for building this economy aims to create 5 GW of hydrogen production capacity by 2030, with 1 GW targeted as soon as 2025.
The UK Court of Appeal has reviewed the law on insufficiency and its application to claims with both structural and functional limitations. In doing so the court has explained how the concepts of plausibility and undue burden should be applied when assessing the sufficiency of claims of this type, in particular to the requirement that it must be possible to perform the invention across the breadth of the claim.
Germany has finally ratified the Unified Patent Court Agreement, its Constitutional Court having rejected two applications for a preliminary injunction to prevent ratification. This removes a significant hurdle to the commencement of the Unified Patent Court (UPC) system but that is not to say that it will start any time soon.