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20 June 2017

Chugai Pharmaceutical Co Ltd v UCB Pharma SA and another; Chugai Pharmaceutical Co Ltd v UCB Biopharma SPRL [2017] EWHC 1216 (Pat)

28 April; 2, 26 May 2017 Chancery Division: Henry Carr J

Conflict of laws — Jurisdiction — Patent — First defendant granting claimant licence for US patent — Claimant bringing claim for declarations concerning payment of royalties under terms of licence and for non-infringement — Defendants alleging claim really challenge to validity of patent — Whether consideration of claim would infringe territorial limits of court’s jurisdiction or act of state doctrine — Whether justiciable

The first defendant in the first of two claims...

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