Personalised medicine: patenting new drugs from old
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
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?
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?
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.
Generic battles: pay-for-delay in Brazil
While no court has tested it, Brazilian legislation seems to prohibit pay-for-delay settlements in the pharmaceutical industry. Gabriel Di Blasi argues that it’s time for a test case.
Moving forward: biologics and biocomparables in Mexico
Biocomparable medicines are currently among the hottest topics in regard to life sciences legislation in Mexico. Daniel Sánchez and Victor Ramirez investigate.
The European take on the Bolar provision: conclusions from Astellas v Polpharma
While changes to European law seem to allow fairly broad exemptions to the patent law for companies developing generic alternatives to branded drugs, the reality is different, as Rafał Witek explains.
The likely role of the UPC in pharma patent litigation
The recent agreement on a Unified Patent Court in Europe raises questions for patent holders in all industries. Trevor Cook looks at the potential impact on pharmaceutical patent litigation.
Confidence in the face of counterfeits
When most people hear the word counterfeiting, they think of fashion, but as Bruce Longbottom of Eli Lilly and Company explains, drugs are a key target too.
India: the Sunitinib case
Sugen’s patent for anti-cancer drug sunitinib has been revoked by the Indian Patent Office. Ranjna Mehta-Dutt and Swarup Kumar at Remfry & Sagar explain the details of the matter.