11 March 2021PatentsAlex Baldwin

PMI sees BAT e-cig patents invalidated at English High Court

The UK high court has revoked two British American Tobacco (BAT) e-cigarette patents for obviousness, concluding they lack an “inventive step” over an existing Philip Morris International (PMI) patent.

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