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.
Thinking about how IP can assist a company long before it has fully developed is essential, says Leda Trivinos of Flagship Pioneering in an interview with LSIPR.
Frazier Healthcare Partners has been responsible for creating and investing in multiple biotech companies, developing products from novel antibiotics to cancer therapies. James Topper, Frazier’s managing general partner, explains the firm’s philosophy.
Major tasks for Carl Gordon of OrbiMed, a healthcare fund, include drug pricing and helping to turn promising ideas into reality, as he tells LSIPR.
In the current IP landscape it is wise to be prepared for attacks on important patents, as Lars Kellberg, corporate vice president and corporate patents of Novo Nordisk, explains to LSIPR.
Resolving complex legal disputes and explaining technical concepts in a courtroom are all part of the job for Regeneron’s Larry Coury, who talks to LSIPR about life as senior director of dispute resolution.
A prolific patentee, Audrey Goddard believes women should be patenting more inventions in the STEM industries. She explains more to LSIPR.
Anthony Atala combines the roles of surgeon and researcher in regenerative medicine, allowing him to stay mindful of why his work is important. He talks to LSIPR about his twin professions.