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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
Foreign patents protecting COVID-19 treatments may stall efforts to protect citizens, says Mark Engelman of Hardwicke chambers.
Jonathan Tietz, Jason Mock, and Kristel Schorr of Foley & Lardner offer their thoughts on patent procurement and licensing for COVID-19-related technologies.
The Annual Summit on Life Sciences IP Due Diligence to be held on November 14 and 15 in Boston, MA, is a one-of-a-kind, interactive forum where diligence experts discuss best practices and strategies for executing a proper IP due diligence analysis for incumbent portfolios and those of potential targets.