LSPN Europe 2017: Lack of consistency on doctrine of equivalents


The UK Supreme Court’s approach in Actavis v Eli Lilly brought the country closer to harmonisation with other European nations, but there’s still not a wholly consistent view on the doctrine of equivalents across Europe.

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