Glaxo v Vectura: Christmas comes early for Glaxo courtesy of Arnold J

The decision of the Honourable Mr Justice Arnold was handed down in Glaxo v Vectura [2018] EWHC 3414 (Pat) (Bailii) on 13 December 2018. Given the deluge of legal developments in the world of patents in 2018 we should perhaps be glad that this is a quiet one legally speaking (the word plausible is only used once: Merry Christmas!).

Glaxo were successful at trial, as the learned judge made a finding of non-infringement for all five of Vectura’s patents, and had them all revoked for ambiguity-insufficiency for good measure.

Update – 2/1/2019: A friend pointed out that the result is going to be a major blow to Vectura.… Read more...