Plant patents in Mexico: uncertainty ahead
A shift in Mexico’s examination practice on plant-related patents has caused legal uncertainty, say Daniel Eduardo López and Esteban Rodríguez of Clarke Modet & Co.
LSIPR 50 2018: It’s not like selling cars
Balancing a company’s duty to shareholders with the public responsibility to provide lifesaving treatments is a constant challenge, as Issi Rozen, chief business officer at the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, tells LSIPR.
LSIPR 50 2018: Big changes in Brazil
With his interests in IP development, biotechnology innovation policy, and R&D, Luiz Otávio Pimentel, president of Brazil’s patent office, tells LSIPR of his aims to improve the country’s IP performance.
The future of precision medicine part 1: challenges and opportunities
The healthcare industry and governments around the world are turning to precision medicine as an opportunity and a potential saviour. Daniel Lim of Kirkland & Ellis discusses the issues around translating the promise of precision medicine into real world clinical practice.
Protecting patients, and patents
Drug companies can take heart from a range of best practices in the battle against counterfeit medicines, as LSIPR finds out.
Regulation and licensing: the CRISPR conundrum continues
As innovation in the CRISPR field continues across the world, questions are being asked about the role of regulating such a powerful tool, while discussions around licensing the technology continue, as LSIPR reports.
ZFN: a rival to CRISPR
As a rival to CRISPR in the gene-editing field, zinc finger nuclease technology is making a name for itself. LSIPR hears from Sandy Macrae, CEO of Sangamo Therapeutics, one of the key players in this area.
Keeping quiet on clinical trials
Pharma companies with an interest in protecting clinical trial data in Mexico should follow international developments rather than looking closer to home, say Anna Arroyo and Fernando Granados of Uhthoff Gómez Vega & Uhthoff.
Not in the right spirit
Mexico’s guidelines on the advertising of alcoholic beverages should be reviewed by the courts because of concerns about their lawfulness, as Daniel Sanchez and Victor Ramirez of Olivares report.
Speeding up the fight against Zika
Brazil’s IP office now expedites patent applications directed to the Zika virus and other neglected diseases, as Ana Paula Jardim and Andréa Granthon of Luiz Leonardos report.