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8 February 2018Americas

A helping hand for rare diseases

Michael Yamauchi has more than a decade of experience as a patent prosecutor in the life sciences sector. At Alexion Pharmaceuticals, based in the US, his work relates exclusively to biologics.

He explains that the judicial attitude towards patent protection is changing, but it’s a slow process and, due to eligibility requirements, many innovations end up without protection as a result of this ‘anti-patent’ stance.

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