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UK universities prove resilience during Horizon hiatus

UK14-09-2023Sarah Speight

Although UK research universities were going strong after Horizon funding was pulled, it could have been a different story had the scheme not been reinstated, finds Sarah Speight.

UPC after one month: Life sciences cases

EU29-06-2023Joanne Welch and Darren Smyth

Revocation and infringement actions involving a cholesterol treatment, prosthetic valves, and methods for analyte detection are among the first to land at the court within its first month, explain Joanne Welch and Darren Smyth of EIP.

Sanofi v Amgen antibody case lands front of queue at UPC

EU06-06-2023Muireann Bolger

Big pharma company picks pan-European venue for next leg of global dispute | IT issues potentially behind new court's low revocation count | Nearly half a million opt-outs registered.

Microbial consortia and IP in Europe

EU23-08-2022Ine Vanderleyden

Protecting new and inventive innovations in this increasingly crowded area is essential, explains Ine Vanderleyden of Mewburn Ellis.

Neurim, Flynn discover that time is not on their side

UK26-05-2022Lydia Birch

The case reinforced the need for interim injunction applications to be made as quickly as possible, explains Lydia Birch of EIP.

When alliances fail, is arbitration the answer?


The global pandemic has increased collaboration and a new wave of disputes is likely. Arbitration is well placed to help, argue Kate Davies McGill, Gaela Gehring Flores and Paul Keller of Allen & Overy

NHS v Servier: unlawful means tort claim fails, but the long-running saga continues

UK17-08-2021Beatriz San Martin and Shishu Chen

The latest episode in the long-running dispute between the NHS and French pharmaceutical company Servier has been marked by a UK Supreme Court judgment of July 2, 2021 on Servier’s application to strike out the NHS’s unlawful means tort claim.

UK experimental use exemptions: Part 4—the SPC manufacturing and stockpiling waiver

EU10-08-2021Sophie Topham

In the final article of a four-part series, Sophie Topham of Marks & Clerk discusses the supplementary protection certificate manufacturing waiver.

UK experimental use exemptions: part 1—the original

15-07-2021Sophie Topham

In the first of a four-part series, Sophie Topham of Marks & Clerk explores how experimental use provides life sciences products with essential relief from patent infringement

EPO’s new examination guidelines: what you need to know

EU06-04-2021Clare Roskell and Samantha Moodie

The updated rules included important changes involving amino or nucleic acid sequences and antibodies, as Clare Roskell and Samantha Moodie of Mathys & Squire explain.

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