The patent system in the US and the EU is not rewarding complex research into treatments for a host of prevalent diseases and conditions, and reforms are going in the wrong direction, says Erika Lietzan of the University of Missouri School of Law.
Precision medicine has come a long way since the completion of the Human Genome Project in 2003, but how have IP regimes developed in this area, asks Sheena Linehan of Potter Clarkson.
With the two-year Brexit negotiations underway, life sciences companies and their lawyers will be watching closely to see how their businesses and IP will be affected. LSIPR reports with views from the UK, France and Germany.
With legal developments in the CRISPR field ramping up this year, LSIPR examines the current international landscape and the options for parties interested in using the gene-editing technology.
The products made by GQ Life Sciences, based in Boston, make IP-related sequence searching easier for scientists, patent searchers and practitioners, as senior product manager Ellen Sherin tells LSIPR.
The English High Court is seeking answers from the CJEU on aspects of the EU’s regulation on supplementary protection certificates, but it’s possible questions will remain following the rulings. Michael Pears and Joel Beevers of Potter Clarkson report.
Now that Costa Rica has allowed adult stem cells to be used as part of regenerative therapies, the country should be able to attract more investment, say María del Pilar López and Esteban Monge of Zürcher Lawyers.
Despite their great ability to fight diseases, gene therapies face tough challenges from an IP and regulatory perspective in Mexico, as Hector Chagoya and Mariana Gonzalez of Becerril, Coca & Becerril report.
Almost one year after the US Supreme Court’s Halo decision, companies should consider a handful of best practices to reduce the risk of paying enhanced damages for wilful patent infringement, as Lynde Herzbach of Birch Stewart Kolasch Birch reports.
An advice system for labelling products in Mexico has been extended to food and non-alcoholic beverages. Daniel Sanchez and Victor Ramirez of Olivares report on how the regime works in practice.