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What 2020 means for the life sciences

International, UK15-12-2020Sally Shorthose and Rumana Khanom

Between Brexit and COVID-19, 2020 has had seismic implications for the life sciences industries. Sally Shorthose and Rumana Khanom of Bird & Bird report.

Pricing, patents and the PMPRB in Canada

Canada14-12-2020Micheline Gravelle and Iris Cheung

Micheline Gravelle and Iris Cheung of Bereskin & Parr provide an update on the final version of guidelines issued by Canada’s federal drug price regulator—and its likely implications.

The doctrine of equivalents in the medtech arena

US18-11-2020Christopher Bright and Nathan Smith

The role of the doctrine of equivalents in assessing the value of, and risks associated with, medtech patents is often overlooked. Christopher Bright and Nathan Smith of Morgan Lewis report.

The plausibility battleground at the EPO

EU09-11-2020Markus Grammel

Plausibility in the context of the inventive step and sufficiency requirements can be a contentious issue before the European Patent Office. Markus Grammel of Grünecker reports.

A stricter interpretation: the EPO and antibodies

EU27-10-2020Joachim Wachenfeld and Florian Grasser

Is the grant of a reasonable scope for antibody-related inventions at the European Patent Office a phenomenon of the past? Joachim Wachenfeld and Florian Grasser of Vossius & Partner report.

COVID-19: Protection of IP for AI tools

International, Singapore01-09-2020Mao Xiao Hong and Danny Yap

As AI becomes a crucial weapon in the battle against the global pandemic, companies in the field need to ensure that their valuable IP is protected, as Mao Xiao Hong and Danny Yap of IPOS International explain.

Why Santen ends Neurim-style SPCs

EU25-08-2020Robert Stephen and Gareth Morgan

In a boost for generic pharma companies, a U-turn by the EU’s highest court removed protection for repurposed active substances, as Robert Stephen and Gareth Morgan of CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang explain.

The right recipe for the repurposing omelette

EU14-08-2020BiosimilarsJakob Wested and John Liddicoat

Big Pharma is looking for solutions to the COVID-19 pandemic wherever it can find them, so drug repurposing is more important than ever, as research lawyers Jakob Wested and John Liddicoat argue.

How patents for transgenic mice got caught in a sufficiency trap

16-07-2020David Fyfield

As the UK Supreme Court reverses a Court of Appeal decision relating to sufficiency, the ruling leaves patent applicants in a potentially difficult position, argues David Fyfield of Charles Russell Speechlys.

No SPC crown for Royalty Pharma

Germany10-07-2020Joel Beevers and Michael Pears

An attempt to obtain a supplementary protection certificate ended up raising the bar to achieving this coveted IP, as Joel Beevers and Michael Pears of Potter Clarkson explain.

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