- In brief: Court of Appeal confirms that courts can grant Arrow declarations (Fujifilm v Abbvie)
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- What should IP & IT lawyers take note of?
- What was this case about?
- What did the court decide?
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.
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