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The High Court has ruled that Bayer had already disclosed data in two posters at a conference, so the remaining patent protections should be nixed. (Kristoffer Tripplaar/Sipa USA / via AP Images)

BREAKING: Bayer Loses UK Protections For Billion-Dollar Blood Thinner

A London court on Friday invalidated Bayer AG's patent for its best-selling blood thinner Xarelto, agreeing with a slew of generic drugmakers that the German pharmaceutical giant had given away too much information in conference materials about the drug before seeking protections.

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BREAKING: Clyde & Co. Must Face Ex-Client's Pared Back Negligence Suit

Clyde & Co. LLP must face part of a construction magnate's negligence claim over a failed legal case concerning a soured investment, after a London judge tossed part of the case on Friday but ruled that one aspect of it had a real prospect of success.

Autonomy Became Less Transparent Before Sale, Jury Told

An ex-market analyst testifying Thursday in a California criminal trial over claims that former Autonomy CEO Michael Lynch duped HP into buying the British company for $11.7 billion told jurors that the company became less forthcoming about some of its accounting a couple of years before the sale.

AI Music Biz Faces Rocky Road In Record Label IP Dispute

If U.K. record labels follow through on a threat to sue AI music company Jammable, experts say the country's first copyright claim over music deepfakes could prove harder to defend than other IP disputes over the new technology.

ECHR Climate Ruling Provides Blueprint For Future Litigation

A ruling from Europe's top human rights court that countries have obligations to protect their citizens from climate change could serve as a blueprint for other litigation brought by activists seeking to force action from governments and corporations over a warming planet.

Dough-Maker Loses Fight Against Order To Reverse Merger

Dough maker Cérélia on Thursday lost its fight to avoid being forced to sell its Jus-Rol brand, with a London appeals court upholding a decision that the sale is necessary to protect retailers and shoppers from paying higher prices.

Hendrix Bandmates Have No Claim To Copyright, Sony Says

The U.K. arm of Sony has hit back at the estates of the former bandmates of Jimi Hendrix in their ongoing copyright feud over the group's back catalog, alleging that the pair consented to producers taking control.

Solicitor Struck Off For Misleading Client Over PI Claim

A former Slater and Gordon personal injury lawyer who admitted that he misled a client about the status of her claim for more than 15 years was struck off by a tribunal on Thursday.

Sanctions Targets Eye EU-UK Split As Appeals Stack Up

A court ruling on Wednesday, which upended the first round of European Union sanctions imposed on two Russian tycoons, contrasts with the approach taken by the English courts, where legal challenges to the restrictive measures have been repeatedly rebuffed.

UPC Allows Access To Ocado Docs On Appeal

Ocado has failed to persuade the Unified Patent Court's Court of Appeal that it should block a lawyer's third-party request to access pleadings in a now-settled patent suit, further clarifying the new court's stance on transparency.

FCA Finds Failings By Administrator Of Woodford Funds

The Financial Conduct Authority said Thursday it has found that Link Fund Solutions failed to act with "due skill, care and diligence" when it was the authorized manager of the failed £3.7 billion ($4.6 billion) flagship fund managed by Neil Woodford.

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