Oxford Nanopore Technologies Ltd and another v Pacific Biosciences of California, Inc and another

Patent – Licence. The claimants' application for summary judgment on a preliminary point in a patents dispute was allowed. The Patents Court held that a licence relating to the patent was an exclusive licence within the meaning of 67(1) of the Patents Act 1977 (the PA 1977), because the option that a third party, X, had to take a licence had not yet been exercised.

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