Sopharma SA's Application

JurisdictionEngland & Wales
Date1983
CourtPatent Office
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4 cases
  • Merck & Co. et al. v. Pharmascience Inc. et al., (2010) 368 F.T.R. 1 (FC)
    • Canada
    • Canada (Federal) Federal Court (Canada)
    • 26 April 2010
    ...composition, where the substance or composition was not previously known to have any medical application: see Sopharma SA's Application [1983] RPC 195. 15. Owing to the prohibition on method of treatment claims in Article 52(4) of the EPC (which corresponds to sections 4(2) and 4(3) of the ......
  • Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd and another v Merrell Pharmaceuticals Inc. and Others
    • United Kingdom
    • Chancery Division
    • 12 October 2007
    ...a known substance or composition, where this substance or composition was not previously known to have any medical application: see Sopharma SA's Application [1983] RPC 195. 1 27. Owing to the prohibition on method of treatment claims in Article 52(4) of the EPC (which corresponds to sectio......
  • Actavis Uk Ltd v Merck & Company Inc.
    • United Kingdom
    • Chancery Division
    • 6 June 2007
    ...composition, where this substance or composition was not previously known to have any medical application: see Sopharma SA's Application [1983] RPC 195. 15 Owing to the prohibition on method of treatment claims in Article 52(4) of the EPC (which corresponds to sections 4(2) and 4(3) of the ......
  • Decision Nº O/016/99 from Intellectual Property Office - (Patent decisions), 18 January 1999
    • United Kingdom
    • Intellectual Property Office (United Kingdom)
    • 18 January 1999
    ...if there was apreviously known medical use. Two significant Patent Office decisions, namely those inSopharma S.A.'s Application [1983] RPC 195 and John Wyeth & Brother Ltd's Applicationand Schering A.G.'s Application [1985] RPC 545, appeared to confirm this view. However,the latter, on appe......

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