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EIPR - Product-by-process claims: clarification form the UK court in Hospira v Genetech

EIPR - Product-by-process claims: clarification form the UK court in Hospira v Genetech

Published By Dr Penny Gilbert, Sam Carter

01/05/2015 13:14:17

EIPR Vol 37, Issue 5 (E.I.P.R. 2015, 37(5), 314-320)

The recent decision in Hospira v Genetch addresses the rules concerning novelty of product-by-process claims, and how different sorts of ‘by-process’ language limit the scope of the claim of the purposes of considering infringement. The judgment provides helpful guidance on the construction and validity of product-by-process claims under UK law. 

Penny Gilbert and Sam Carter review the judgment in the recent issue of European Intellectual Property Review