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Contact with chambers should be made through the Practice Management Team. They are happy to discuss client requirements and provide further information on such matters as the expertise and experience of individual members, fees, working practices and languages spoken. We have members able to work in French, German, Italian, Spanish, Dutch, Swedish, Greek and Chinese (Mandarin).

Outside working hours, a member of our team is always available to be contacted on matters of an urgent nature. Contact should be made using the Chambers main number or email.

To contact our Singapore office, please contact our BD Director, Asia, Rachel Foxton. Out of office hours calls will automatically be diverted to our clerking team in London.

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20 Essex Street
London
WC2R 3AL

enquiries@twentyessex.com
t: +44 20 7842 1200
DX 0009 Lond/Chan Lane

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28 Maxwell Road
#02-03
Maxwell Chambers Suites
Singapore 069120

singapore@twentyessex.com
t: +65 62257230

Contact

Contact with chambers should be made through the Practice Management Team. They are happy to discuss client requirements and provide further information on such matters as the expertise and experience of individual members, fees, working practices and languages spoken. We have members able to work in French, German, Italian, Spanish, Dutch, Swedish, Greek and Chinese (Mandarin).

Outside working hours, a member of our team is always available to be contacted on matters of an urgent nature. Contact should be made using the Chambers main number or email.

To contact our Singapore office, please contact our BD Director, Asia, Rachel Foxton. Out of office hours calls will automatically be diverted to our clerking team in London.

London

20 Essex Street
London
WC2R 3AL

enquiries@twentyessex.com
t: +44 20 7842 1200
DX 0009 Lond/Chan Lane

Singapore

28 Maxwell Road
#02-03
Maxwell Chambers Suites
Singapore 069120

singapore@twentyessex.com
t: +65 62257230

27/11/2012

Actavis Group HF v Eli Lilly and Company – and – Medis EHF v Eli Lilly and Company

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Subject: Intellectual property Other related subjects: Civil procedure; Conflict of laws


Keywords: Consent; Forum non conveniens; Patent proceedings; Patents; Service; Stay of proceedings; Validity


Summary: In Actavis v Eli Lilly, the Patents Court (Arnold J) held that it had jurisdiction to grant a negative declaration in respect of non-infringement of the German, French, Italian and Spanish designations of a European Patent as well as the UK designation. This is an important decision which enables centralisation of arguments about the non-infringement of a single European Patent’s multiple national designations. The debates included the scope of CPR 63.14 and 6.9, and the application of the doctrine of forum non conveniens to the claims for non-infringement of the foreign designations of the European Patent. Thomas Raphael (instructed by Bird & Bird LLP) was Junior Counsel for Actavis.

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