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No pain, no gain: Warner-Lambert v Actavis preview

International, UK11-06-2015Arty Rajendra

The English Court of Appeal has issued the latest ruling in the patent dispute between Warner-Lambert and Actavis concerning Lyrica (pregabalin), says Arty Rajendra of Rouse Legal.

UPC: The true meaning of opt-out

EU, International04-06-2015Paul England and Anja Lunze

To opt out or not, that is the question for patentees under the new Unified Patent Court system, say Paul England and Anja Lunze of Taylor Wessing, in the third installment of a regular column on the unitary patent and UPC.

Preview: Practical Law’s Life Sciences Forum

International, UK12-05-2015

LSIPR takes a look at what the Practical Law Life Sciences Forum, due to take place on June 25, has to offer.

A trump card for challengers

EU30-04-2015Hazel Ford and Leythem Wall

For companies that are considering conducting patent litigation around the world, the EPO is a very useful forum for testing their strategy or opposition tactics at a relatively low cost. Hazel Ford and Leythem Wall of Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner describe the numerous advantages of the procedures available.

UPC: keeping a weather eye

EU, US23-04-2015Paul England and Simon Cohen

In the second instalment of a regular column on the unitary patent and Unified Patent Court by law firm Taylor Wessing, Paul England and Simon Cohen discuss how watching the new system will also mean monitoring the old one.

Case review: Biogen v Medeva, 20 years on


Some of the parties involved in the landmark patent case Biogen v Medeva met in London in February to discuss the dispute in front of an invited audience. Here is an overview of their memories and the lessons they learned.

Market exclusivity: Lucky orphans

EU20-03-2015Trevor Cook

Orphan medicinal products in Europe benefit from a range of incentives, but the greatest of these is the promise of receiving a ten-year period of true market exclusivity, says Trevor Cook of Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr.

Co-pending applications: Collision course

EU03-03-2015Jane Wainwright

Previously for LSIPR, Jane Wainwright of Potter Clarkson investigated the emergence of self-colliding patent filings in Europe and their relevance to the life sciences. As the European Patent Office begins to review this issue at the highest level, she revisits the concept and why it is now being reconsidered.

Stem cells: A germ of comfort

EU03-03-2015Laura von Hertzen and Robert Burrows

The patentability of human embryonic stem cells is bound up with many ethical considerations, including the viability of the cells used. Laura von Hertzen and Robert Burrows of Bristows discuss the latest legal opinions.

New recipes for Tomatoes and Broccoli


Controversial patents covering a fruit and a vegetable are awaiting their fate at the Enlarged Board of Appeal. LSIPR examines the likelihood of their succeeding.

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