Monthly Archives: June 2017

Partner Craig Turner successfully defends Lycored’s European patent

In response to an opposition by chemicals company BASF, Craig Turner, a partner in our Chemistry, Biotechnology and Pharmaceutical patents team, successfully defended Lycored’s European patent which protects their unique lycopene formulation, used for providing stable red colouring for foods, cosmetics and pharmaceuticals.  Longstanding client Lycored are a market-leader in the development and supply of research-based,… Read more »

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Wrong number for Napp Pharmaceuticals in UK Buprenorphine infringement cases

Background Napp Pharmaceuticals (Napp) is the proprietor of a European (UK) patent, EP2305194B (the Patent), which provides protection for transdermal buprenorphine patches. Napp have marketed buprenorphine patches under the trade name “BuTrans®” since 2005. Both Sandoz and Dr Reddy’s were preparing to launch generic transdermal buprenorphine patches in the UK, but Sandoz were the first… Read more »

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Excellent discussions with industry at the Pat-Tech Exchange

A.A.Thornton & Co patent attorneys Mike Jennings and Nikesh Patel attended the Pat-Tech Exchange event on the 6th – 7th June in Dublin. The event provided a great opportunity for knowledge sharing, taking account of the different perspectives of large multinationals and SMEs. Mike moderated a discussion of substantive patent law harmonisation and preparations for… Read more »

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INTA is over for another year..

This year, A.A. Thornton & Co. sent a large team to represent the firm at the INTA 139th Annual Meeting, at Barcelona in Spain from 20-24 May 2017. Partners Ian Gill, Vanessa Lawrence, Rachel Havard, Geoff Hussey and Emily Cottrill attended the conference, as well as Registered Trade Mark Attorneys Louise Foster, Nidhi Mukhuty, Suzanne Power, Sarah… Read more »

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