Illumina v MGI: Mr Justice Birss on sufficiency, DNA sequencing and chocolate teapots’

“The High Court decision in Illumina v MGI ([2021] EWHC 57 (Pat)) is the first to take an in depth look at the thorny issue of sufficiency since last year’s Supreme Court decision in Regeneron v Kymab ([2020] UKSC 27). In the case in question, MGI’s obviousness and insufficiency attacks on Illumina’s DNA sequencing patents both failed. The obviousness case rested on the extent of the common general knowledge, and whether this would have motivated a skilled person to perform the invention …” (part 1, part 2)

[Rose Hughes, The IPKat, 5 and 27 February]

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