There is a general acceptance that European patent law is complicated, particularly in the area of pharmaceutical inventions. Claire Baldock looks at how the EPO approaches these inventions.
A case before the Court of Justice for the European Union threatens to radically redraw the patent landscape for embryonic stem cells. Ashley Roughton explains.
The European Court of Justice is faced with a crucial decision on stem cell research. Justin Turner QC explains.
Following the implementation of EU Directive 2004/48/EC on the enforcement of IP rights under French patent law in 2007 and the publication of the corresponding implementing rules in 2008, the criteria adopted by the French courts to grant preliminary injunctions have also changed.
A growing number of biotechnology inventions relate to peptides, oligonucleotides and other small molecules that could be used in therapeutic applications. Caroline Pallard explains the challenges of patenting such inventions.
There is a contradiction at the heart of product definition in Swedish supplementary protection certificates, says Hampus Rystedt.