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injunctions

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Injunctions

Cases

    • Leading UK decision on injunctions
    • concerned a patent for the use as absorbable surgical sutures of filaments made of a particular kind of chain polymer known as “ a polyhydroxyacetic ester” (“PHAE”). These are sutures of a kind that disintegrate and are absorbed by the human body once they have served their purpose
    • The case determined the benchmark for an an interlocutory injunction
      • “a serious question to be tried”
      • “balance of convenience”
      • undertaking as to damages
    • This case was a quia timet injunction.

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