Partner and co-head of the patent litigation practice, Andy Bowler, shares his thoughts with Managing Intellectual Property Magazine on the UK Supreme Courts’ search for two new justices. Although the UK Supreme Court hears roughly two IP cases per year, they ask, is there enough IP experience with Lord Justice David Kitchin and Lord Patrick Hodge on board?
Andy noted that Kitchin has previously been prevented from hearing key patent cases such as Unwired Planet and Regeneron v Kymab (2020), a constraint at the time since he was the Judge deciding those cases at appeal level.
The patent litigation expert also highlighted that varied experience is important as the Supreme Court needs to have justices that reflect the wider society in terms of backgrounds and experiences.
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