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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

Psychedelics: from fungi and plants to patents

US30-09-2021Gretchen Temeles & Timothy Schlidt

With the significant growth of cannabinoid IP in the past few years, eyes are now on the emerging psychedelics market as the next frontier for IP protection. Gretchen Temeles of Hiller and Timothy Schlidt of Palo Santo Ventures discuss the issues.

Mexico: New hurdles for plant rights owners

Mexico23-09-2021Corina Silva

Mexico’s updated IP laws seek to avoid the patentability of plants obtained by essentially biological processes—creating issues for plant rights owners, explains Corina Silva of Uhthoff, Gómez Vega & Uhthoff.

Sovereign immunity: a venue-dependent protection

US06-04-2021Simon Roberts, Nitya Anand and Eric Wang

A recent University of Texas dispute perfectly illustrates the differing role sovereign immunity takes in proceedings at the Patent Trial and Appeal Board and district court, say Simon Roberts, Nitya Anand and Eric Wang of Hogan Lovells.

Texas Uni’s sovereign immunity fail went as expected

US04-03-2021Gary Frischling

The result of the sovereign immunity bid mirrored previous cases but we did learn something about the opinions of Justices on the issue, says Gary Frischling of Milbank.

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.

Five core IP legal principles in life sciences

09-07-2020Jonathan Harris, Ian Lodovice, and Nisan Zaghi

In the high stakes world of life sciences, the strength of a company’s IP portfolio can determine the value of a corporate transaction, argue Jonathan Harris and Nisan Zaghi of Axinn, and Ian Lodovice of Biogen.

Lanham Act: brand owners’ current weapon of choice

11-06-2020

As opportunistic price-gougers look to capitalise on the COVID-19 pandemic, brands such as 3M have turned to trademark law to try and stop them. Brian Michalek and Erin Westbrook of Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr report.

Will the EU’s SPC manufacturing waiver weaken European pharma’s IP?

EU20-05-2020Paul Williams

Despite dire warnings by the US Chamber of Commerce, the impact of the EU’s SPC waiver won’t be known for years, says Paul Williams of Lewis Silkin.

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