Ajay Ratan

Blackstone Chambers (London)
Lawyer (Barrister)

Ajay Ratan is a Barrister at Blackstone Chambers. He practises across all the main areas of Chambers’ work. This includes Commercial, Financial Services, Public & Regulatory, Civil Liberties & Human Rights, Employment, EU & Competition and Professional Discipline. In 2015-16, Ajay was seconded to the Enforcement Division of the Financial Conduct Authority for seven months. Further, Ajay has recently been appointed as a Specialist Adviser to the Treasury Select Committee to assist a team led by Andrew Green QC in the provision of advice to the Committee on an ongoing basis. Before coming to the Bar, Ajay taught the law of trusts at University College London. His research on the law of unjust enrichment has been published as part of an edited collection by Hart Publishing. He has given conference papers in London and as an invited speaker at All Souls College, Oxford.


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Ajay Ratan The EU Court of Justice rules that payment of royalties under a licence agreement where the patent was held invalid may be compatible with Article 101 TFEU (Genentech / Hoechst)


License fees, invalid patents and Article 101 TFEU: Genentech v Hoechst and Sanofi Aventis* Consider an agreement under which a license fee is payable for use of a patented technology even if it transpires that the patent is invalid. Is such an agreement contrary to Article 101 TFEU? The answer (...)

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