House of Lords judgment

25 February 2009

Law Lords rule on a case covering a point of law on the patent for the antidepressant drug escitalopram

The House of Lords is the UK's highest Court of Appeal. A group of Members called the Law Lords, who are highly qualified judges, make case judgments. They also hear and determine appeals. Their decision is final in civil matters for all UK courts and in England, Wales and Northern Ireland for criminal cases.

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