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Conference preview: BioPharm America 2019

US10-09-2019Guadalupe Rodriguez

Held during Boston’s week-long Biotech festival, BioPharm America promises its 4,500 delegates excellent knowledge, networking, and deal opportunities, says Guadalupe Rodriguez of EBD Group.

Shire Pharmaceuticals: A culture of excellence

Ireland, Japan21-05-2019

LSIPR provides a look behind the scenes of Shire Pharmaceuticals, the Irish company valued at £46 billion by its acquirer Takeda.

Antibody patents: Danger ahead for biologics

US20-05-2019John H. Heithaus and Gerald M. Murphy

The evolution of antibody written description standards at the USPTO has put some drug portfolios at risk, say John Heithaus and Gerald Murphy of Birch, Stewart, Kolasch & Birch.

Politics and IP: an unhealthy mix

Brazil13-12-2018Gabriel Di Blasi

The political influence on patent rights during Brazil’s general election in October has set a worrying precedent, writes Gabriel Di Blasi of Di Blasi Parente & Associados.

Warner-Lambert: the plausibility test for sufficiency of disclosure

UK28-11-2018Sheena Linehan

In November, the UK Supreme Court ruled that Warner-Lambert’s patent for a second medical use of pregabalin for the treatment of pain is invalid for insufficiency of disclosure. Sheena Linehan of Potter Clarkson explores the lessons for patent drafting.

Mexico: new links between patents and pharmaceuticals

Mexico12-11-2018Mariana Gonzalez-Vargas

A new facet of Mexico’s linkage system between patents and pharmaceutical drugs raises several questions that necessitate a careful approach from patent assignees and agents, as Mariana Gonzalez-Vargas of Becerril, Coca & Becerril reports.

Generic competition: when one door closes, another opens

EU, US26-10-2018

With several major drugs set to face generic or biosimilar competition as patent protection expires, LSIPR analyses how well prepared their manufacturers are and how badly their sales may be affected.

I-MAK: saving lives by curing the patent system

International, US19-10-2018

Non-profit organisation I-MAK is waging a global challenge against what it sees as invalid pharmaceutical patents, with access to life-saving drugs its main priority. LSIPR speaks to co-founder Tahir Amin to find out more.

SPC waiver: good intentions, but not the right deal?

EU17-10-2018

The European Commission’s proposed export waiver for supplementary protection certificates has exposed a number of likely flaws which have not gone down well with patent owners. LSIPR reports.

Samsung and HP: here come the techies

International, US15-10-2018

Samsung and HP are just two technology companies that have diversified and invested in the life sciences industry. What impact will this type of activity have on the sector and will it be beneficial in the long run? LSIPR finds out.

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