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Why Santen ends Neurim-style SPCs

EU25-08-2020Robert Stephen and Gareth Morgan

In a boost for generic pharma companies, a U-turn by the EU’s highest court removed protection for repurposed active substances, as Robert Stephen and Gareth Morgan of CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang explain.

The right recipe for the repurposing omelette

EU14-08-2020BiosimilarsJakob Wested and John Liddicoat

Big Pharma is looking for solutions to the COVID-19 pandemic wherever it can find them, so drug repurposing is more important than ever, as research lawyers Jakob Wested and John Liddicoat argue.

No SPC crown for Royalty Pharma

Germany10-07-2020Joel Beevers and Michael Pears

An attempt to obtain a supplementary protection certificate ended up raising the bar to achieving this coveted IP, as Joel Beevers and Michael Pears of Potter Clarkson explain.

Could good intentions lead to future danger?

US10-07-2020MaryAnne Armstrong

The rush to open access to IP-protected tech, medicines and devices in the fight against COVID-19 could cause problems later, argues MaryAnne Armstrong of Birch, Stewart, Kolasch & Birch.

SPCs: a deep dive into CJEU case law

23-06-2020Katie Cambrook and Ben Millson

The CJEU’s many attempts to clarify the law around SPCs has created more questions than answers, as Katie Cambrook and Ben Millson of Bristows explain.

Will the EU’s SPC manufacturing waiver weaken European pharma’s IP?

EU20-05-2020Paul Williams

Despite dire warnings by the US Chamber of Commerce, the impact of the EU’s SPC waiver won’t be known for years, says Paul Williams of Lewis Silkin.

Royalty Pharma: welcome clarity mixed with unwelcome ambiguity

EU15-05-2020Beatriz San Martin

The CJEU’s decision in Royalty Pharma has provided much-anticipated guidance on supplementary protection certificates but has left a lot of uncertainty. Was this the best the CJEU could come up with? Beatriz San Martin of Arnold & Porter reports.

Will Big Pharma get the bug for microbiome therapies?

Ireland, Japan, South Korea, UK, US06-05-2020Craig Thomson, Leena Contarino and Andrew Wells

The exciting field of microbiome therapeutics offers many opportunities for ‘Big Pharma’ players that are staring over the exclusivity cliff, say Craig Thomson, Leena Contarino and Andrew Wells of HGF.

Why things could get ugly over COVID-19 patents

30-04-2020Mark Engelman

Foreign patents protecting COVID-19 treatments may stall efforts to protect citizens, says Mark Engelman of Hardwicke chambers.

Patent pools: should rights owners give up their IP?

21-04-2020Rory O'Neill

Pressure is building on IP owners to offer up access to technology that could help fight COVID-19. Rory O'Neill looks at some of the implications for the patent system.

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