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Predicting the unpredictable during pregnancy

International19-04-2022Fran Salisbury and Alice Jefferies

A pressing need for more non-invasive prenatal tests is leading to increasing IP activity and commercial interest, say Fran Salisbury and Alice Jefferies of Mewburn Ellis.

Solving the PCT Priority problem

International14-04-2022Chiara Banas

The ‘joint applicants’ approach to PCT applications would provide an elegant solution to issues of who is entitled to priority claims in PCT applications, suggests Chiara Banas of EIP.

G 2/21: how to support inventive steps in patentability

EU07-04-2022Sarah Gibbs

A new referral to the European Patent Office’s enlarged board of appeal will determine whether post-filed data can be used to support inventive steps in patentability, as Sarah Gibbs of Appleyard Lees reports.

The fall of COVID-19 and the rise of antimicrobial resistance

International17-03-2022Donald McNab and Mark Schuster

With evidence of antimicrobial resistance increasing, can innovation incentives drive pharma to fight back? Donald McNab and Mark Schuster of Marks & Clerk explore.

Will authorised biologics deter biosimilars? Utilising JFTC’s expertise in drug pricing

Japan08-03-2022Takanori Abe

Should the MHLW and CSIMC consider competition in drug pricing, it would be necessary to formulate systems to utilise the expertise of a competition expert, namely the Japan Fair Trade Commission, says Takanori Abe of Abe & Partners.

SurgiSil: Lip implant case shows looks can be deceiving

US03-03-2022Elizabeth Ferrill

A seemingly small decision by the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit could have a big impact on owners of design patents, explains Elizabeth Ferrill of Finnegan.

When alliances fail, is arbitration the answer?

24-02-2022

The global pandemic has increased collaboration and a new wave of disputes is likely. Arbitration is well placed to help, argue Kate Davies McGill, Gaela Gehring Flores and Paul Keller of Allen & Overy

UN International Day of Women and Girls in Science: a perspective

International10-02-2022Chiara Banas

Chiara Banas, patent scientist at EIP, queries the gender gap in life sciences, and shares how her own experiences could prefigure change.

Why mentorship matters

International25-01-2022Muireann Bolger

Effective support and guidance can achieve greater diversity in life sciences, say general counsel from Bristol Myers Squibb, AstraZeneca, The Chemours Company and Eli Lilly.

Pandemic blues: the global approach to COVID-related IP

US20-01-2022Matthew Howell and Lauren Griffin

While the effort to secure greater vaccine and treatment equality via an IP waiver is admirable, it could stifle innovation and create long-term problems, say Matthew Howell and Lauren Griffin of Alston & Bird.

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