It is certain that both inter partes and post-grant reviews will continue to shape the landscape for biologics patents and biosimilars, says Jennifer Fox of Brinks Gilson & Lione.
Brazil’s patent backlog has long caused concern for IP owners, particularly those in the pharmaceutical industry, but progress is being made, as Kene Gallois and Ricardo Nunes of Daniel Legal & IP Strategy report.
Artificial intelligence is being used increasingly in the pharma and biotech industries, and questions are being asked about the legal status of innovations created by the technology, as MaryAnne Armstrong of Birch, Stewart, Kolasch & Birch reports.
Research and development, strong IP rights and good international relations are all factors in Brazil’s rise as a soybean-producing powerhouse, as Gabriel Di Blasi and Matheus Gil do Amaral of Di Blasi Parente & Associados report.
There may be a path through the CRISPR patent jungle, but there are many obstacles still in the way, say European academics Timo Minssen, Esther van Zimmeren and Jakob Wested.
Courts have not always been able to appreciate the complexities around antibody patents, causing problems for innovation and investment, says Eli Lilly patent counsel Duane Marks in an interview with LSIPR.
The IP team at AstraZeneca must “ruthlessly” prioritise how it spends time and resources, its vice president of global IP explained in an interview.
The financial stakes in the biosimilars market are enormous, and an understanding of sequence IP for the underlying technologies and modes of action is key to entry into it, say Henk Heus and Ellen Sherin of GQ Life Sciences.
Forming licensing agreements with other pharmaceutical companies is an important part of Pieris’s strategy, according to Ahmed Mousa, vice president of licensing, IP and legal affairs at the clinical-stage company.
Companies researching and commercialising drugs for rare diseases face unusual challenges in protecting their inventions, as Michael Yamauchi, director and patent counsel at Alexion Pharmaceuticals, tells LSIPR in an interview.