There is increasing demand for plant variety protection in Brazil. Renata Campello Afonso of Luiz Leonardos & Advogados reports.
The Enlarged Board of Appeal of the European Patent Office has issued the second decisions in the so-called Broccoli and Tomato cases. Albrecht von Menges of Uexküll & Stolberg examines the decisions and their implications.
Mexican patent examiners usually reject patents directed to human embryonic stem cells, but applications filed after 2008 may have a greater chance of being approved, as Jasmin Maqueda of Becerril, Coca & Becerril describes.
The inter partes review system was set up as a cheaper way of invalidating patents than litigation. Given the high success rate, and the large number of ‘patent trolls’ involved, is it likely that troll activity will be dampened? Steve Coyle, Leslie-Anne Maxwell and Chad Dever of Cantor Colburn investigate.
As far we know, the IP chapter in the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement contains provisions on modernising plant breeders’ rights, but not all the participating countries are currently on the same page, as LSIPR reports.
How will the OECD’s Modified Nexus Approach to innovator-friendly tax regimes such as the UK’s patent box affect the life sciences industry? LSIPR investigates.
LSIPR picks five sessions IP professionals won’t want to miss at this year’s BIO International Convention in Philadelphia, from June 15 to 18.
February’s amendments to the Australian IP Act seek to increase the effectiveness and efficiency of the country’s IP system. LSIPR takes a look at the major changes and considers who will benefit most in the life sciences sector.
For companies that are considering conducting patent litigation around the world, the EPO is a very useful forum for testing their strategy or opposition tactics at a relatively low cost. Hazel Ford and Leythem Wall of Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner describe the numerous advantages of the procedures available.
Some of the parties involved in the landmark patent case Biogen v Medeva met in London in February to discuss the dispute in front of an invited audience. Here is an overview of their memories and the lessons they learned.