Today in Saertex France SAS v. Hexcel Reinforcements UK Ltd., [2016] EWHC 966 (IPEC)(Hacon, J.), as part of an invalidity ruling, the trial judge cites Lord Hoffmann in Lundbeck A/S v Generics (UK) Ltd, [2008] EWCA Civ 311; [2008] R.P.C. 19, at [61], concerning whether the claims are “free beer” claims where the patentee merely claims a desirable end result and thus encompasses all solutions to that result (¶  47).

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