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Legal Update

Problematic priorities

In the last few months, the European Patent Office has decided that the priority claim

Computing & gaming

Patenting mobile apps

The patenting of mobile apps is generally seen as challenging in view of the common


Eli Lilly v Genentech

Mr Justice Arnold recently handed down two judgements in the dispute between Eli Lilly and