Patent Infringement on the Grounds of Public Interest

We are very pleased to have Michael Silverleaf QC of 11 South Square to present the first episode of the Tech Dispute Network’s ‘Need to Know Basis’ podcast series. 

This podcast concerns the issue of patent infringement on the grounds of public interest, considered in light of two recent High Court decisions, Ipcom v Vodafone and Evalve v Edwards.

In addition to being of importance to IP practitioners, the issue of patent infringement on the grounds of public interest may have, for example, potential to be of interest to policymakers and others in light of the Covid-19 pandemic, which might provide a motive for patent infringement in relation to novel, expensive and scarce pharmaceutical products.

Michael is one of the country’s leading IP silks and has appeared in a large number of leading patent cases over the course of the last three decades, in addition to acting as Treasury counsel on patents-related matters for many years.

You can listen to this new episode on the track player below, or listen to all episodes on our Podcasts page, as well as on Spotify and iTunes.

We very much hope you enjoy this week’s podcast and thank you for your continued support of the TDN.

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