Year: 2017

Historic information on firm news and IP updates.

Kate Selwyn

The UK Unjustified Threats Act receives royal assent

On 27 April 2017, the long awaited Intellectual Property (Unjustified Threats) Act received royal assent. The Act now requires secondary …

Dr Matt Barton

More trouble for the UPC

Further delay for the Unitary Patent

Executive summary

It is reported that the German Federal Constitutional Court (BVerfG) has asked …

Dr Ryan Mitchell

Triple combination SPC held invalid

In March 2017, the UK High court held that Merck Sharp & Dohme Corporation’s (MSD) SPC for an anti-HIV triple …

Charlotte Teall

Another raft of questions concerning patent term extensions (SPCs) referred to the CJEU

The CJEU has been busy recently answering questions concerning the SPC Regulation, which is aimed at providing a patent term …

Charlotte Sunderland (née Fox)

UK court grants declarations allowing biosimilar companies to “clear the way” of secondary patents

In the latest of a series of related judgements between the parties, the UK High Court has granted so-called “Arrow” …

Lloyd Hoarton

New Southampton Office for Forresters

We are delighted to announce the continued expansion of the firm by the opening of a new office in another …

Dr Jack Gunning

The latest on the Unitary Patent (UP) and the Unified Patent Court (UPC)

For the unitary patent package (which includes a Unitary Patent and a Unified Patent Court structure) to come into effect, …

Charlotte Teall

Forresters partner Charlotte Teall takes on the Barcelona Ironman® 70.3® during the INTA conference

Charlotte Teall (left in the photo) successfully took part in the Barcelona Ironman® 70.3® with a group of …

Lloyd Hoarton

Forresters – Conversion to Limited Liability Partnership as from 1 April 2017

In line with many other professional services providers, Forresters is converting to a Limited Liability Partnership (LLP) – No. OC416271.…