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The Bolar exemption: the question of third parties

EU, Germany28-02-2014Bernd Allekotte

A new referral to the CJEU should shed light on the extent of the so-called Bolar exemption in Europe, says Bernd Allekotte.

Expiring soon: products up for grabs

Germany, Sweden, UK, US19-02-2014

Several of the world’s 10 top-selling drugs lose exclusivity this year. LSIPR takes a look at the products, their major competitors, and their manufacturers’ strategies for keeping a grasp of market share.

SPCs: a call for clarity

EU19-02-2014

The CJEU has delivered its judgment in three SPC cases, in an attempt to address fundamental issues in the SPC Regulation, as well as uncertainties arising from earlier rulings. Although questions have been answered, others have been raised, say David Carling and Michael Pears.

The Glivec case: getting beyond efficacy

India19-02-2014Jitesh Kumar

The Indian Supreme Court has failed to provide the clarity which is craved by practitioners in its latest pronouncement on the controversial Section 3(d), says Jitesh Kumar.

Adapt or die: how to survive the patent cliff

India, US16-10-2013

Many of the world’s biggest selling drugs have lost exclusivity in recent years, presenting huge opportunities for generic drugs companies but, as LSIPR finds out, it doesn’t have to be a dead end for the innovators.

'Because he fears': should generics fear the high court's quia timet injunctions?

UK16-10-2013Bethan Hopewell and Geraldine Quinn

For generic drug makers, previous bad behaviour may affect new litigation, especially when it comes to injunctions, as Bethan Hopewell and Geraldine Quinn explain.

Personalised medicine: patenting new drugs from old

28-06-2013Paul England

The law of patents and SPCs has yet to be tested in the context of medicines which can be used to treat specific groups of patients, as Paul England explains.

A global approach: Novo Nordisk's IP strategy

EU30-04-2013

While the global trend is towards a “more hostile IP environment” for pharmaceutical companies, Danish healthcare giant Novo Nordisk A/S continues to perform. LSIPR talks to Lars Kellberg, corporate vice president, about how it meets the challenges.

India: a threat to an industry or just misunderstood?

India01-04-2013

To read much of the reaction to recent pharmaceutical rulings in India, you might think that the country is waging a war against Western innovation. But while there is certainly cause for concern, that’s not the whole story, as LSIPR finds out.

Post-grant patent challenges in Europe and the US: harmony at last?

EU, US01-04-2013Jane Wainwright and Daniel Young

Challenging the validity of a patent through the court systems of Europe and the US can be a time-consuming and expensive process. Jane Wainwright and Daniel Young look at the alternatives.

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