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In brief: Court of Appeal confirms that courts can grant Arrow declarations (Fujifilm v Abbvie)

In brief: Court of Appeal confirms that courts can grant Arrow declarations (Fujifilm v Abbvie)
Published on: 17 January 2017
Published by: LexisPSL
  • In brief: Court of Appeal confirms that courts can grant Arrow declarations (Fujifilm v Abbvie)
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IP & IT analysis: Giles Parsons, associate at Browne Jacobson LLP, considers the case of Fujifilm Kyowa Kirin Biologics Co Ltd v Abbvie Biotechnology Ltd. The decision of the Court of Appeal confirms that the courts have power to grant an ‘Arrow’ declaration that a product was old or obvious in patent terms at a particular date, and can in principle grant an injunction restraining a respondent from threatening patent infringement in respect of the acts covered by the declaration. or take a trial to read the full analysis.

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