Medicine for the millions
Product development partnerships are likely to provide great opportunities for companies seeking to market biosimilar products in Brazil, where there is a huge reliance on public healthcare. Alice Rayol Sandes of Di Blasi, Parente & Associados has more.
Keeping trade fair
As Mexico prepares for a presidential election in 2018, pharma IP owners are hoping that the progress made in trade negotiations is not undone. Hector Chagoya of Becerril Coca & Becerril reports.
Post-grant proceedings: shaping the biotech landscape
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.
Patent backlog in Brazil: slow, but welcome, progress
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.
Can a computer invent a drug?
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.
A growing business: soybeans in Brazil
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.
Clearing a way through the CRISPR patent jungle
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.
Eli Lilly: the trials and tribulations of antibody patents
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.
AstraZeneca: no time for time-wasting
The IP team at AstraZeneca must “ruthlessly” prioritise how it spends time and resources, its vice president of global IP explained in an interview.
Getting into the biosimilars action
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.