As the Broad Institute faces a formidable task in defending its revoked CRISPR patent claims in a pending appeal at the EPO, European academics Jakob Wested, Timo Minssen, and Esther van Zimmeren are wondering whether some of the issues might be referred to the Enlarged Board of Appeal.
Marie-Paule Kieny of the Drugs for Neglected Diseases Initiative is on a mission to remind stakeholders and governments that there is a moral imperative to pursue the fight against neglected diseases, as she tells LSIPR.
A team at the University of Dundee has announced a major breakthrough in the understanding of Parkinson’s disease. LSIPR heard more from Miratul Muqit and Daan van Aalten of the university’s school of life sciences.
Brexit has created many uncertainties in the IP arena and the CEO of the UK Intellectual Property Office is urging stakeholders to speak up, so that the office isn’t the “lone voice” advocating the importance of IP.
The healthcare industry and governments around the world are turning to precision medicine as an opportunity and a potential saviour. Daniel Lim of Kirkland & Ellis discusses the issues around translating the promise of precision medicine into real world clinical practice.
C5’s International Pharma Patent Term Extensions Forum, which will be held in Munich, Germany on June 19 and 20, will provide guidance on patent term extensions in the world’s key IP regions, as LSIPR finds out.
With Brexit looming, questions are being asked about the future regulatory relationship between the EU and the UK, with life sciences companies wondering how they will be affected. LSIPR reports.
As innovation in the CRISPR field continues across the world, questions are being asked about the role of regulating such a powerful tool, while discussions around licensing the technology continue, as LSIPR reports.
The UK Intellectual Property Office’s official opinion service on infringement and validity can be a useful tool for parties seeking to file oppositions at the European Patent Office, as Anthony Carlick of Dennemeyer & Associates reports.
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.