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NHS v Servier: unlawful means tort claim fails, but the long-running saga continues

UK17-08-2021Beatriz San Martin and Shishu Chen

The latest episode in the long-running dispute between the NHS and French pharmaceutical company Servier has been marked by a UK Supreme Court judgment of July 2, 2021 on Servier’s application to strike out the NHS’s unlawful means tort claim.

A new drug pricing system reform proposal in Japan

Japan17-08-2021Takanori Abe

A Japanese think tank is recommending an overhaul of Japan’s drug pricing system. Takanori Abe of Abe and Partners reports.

UK experimental use exemptions: Part 3—the expanded exemption

UK05-08-2021Sophie Topham

In the third article of a four-part series on experimental use exemptions from infringement in the UK, Sophie Topham of Marks & Clerk considers the expansion of the original exemption.

UK experimental use exemptions: Part 2—the Bolar exemption

UK22-07-2021Sophie Topham

In the second of a four-part series, Sophie Topham of Marks & Clerk explains the rules around the exemption for studies, tests, and trials required for generic and biosimilar medicines.

UK experimental use exemptions: part 1—the original

15-07-2021Sophie Topham

In the first of a four-part series, Sophie Topham of Marks & Clerk explores how experimental use provides life sciences products with essential relief from patent infringement

The curious case of Wuhan’s Institute of Virology and remdesivir

China20-04-2021Thomas Moga

Changes to China’s patent laws and a filing by a Wuhan lab involving Gilead’s remdesivir have set up an interesting patent race, says Thomas Moga of Dykema.

Got a patent, now where to validate?

EU22-03-2021Sarah Kostiuk-Smith

For smaller companies and universities, deciding where to validate a pharma patent can be difficult. Sarah Kostiuk-Smith of Mewburn Ellis looks at the options within the European Patent Convention countries.

Second medical use: a regulatory perspective

UK08-02-2021Jackie Mulryne

Under close scrutiny by regulators, the rules around second medical use patents vary from country to country, explains Jackie Mulryne of Arnold & Porter.

Pricing, patents and the PMPRB in Canada

Canada14-12-2020Micheline Gravelle and Iris Cheung

Micheline Gravelle and Iris Cheung of Bereskin & Parr provide an update on the final version of guidelines issued by Canada’s federal drug price regulator—and its likely implications.

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.

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