Controversial patents covering a fruit and a vegetable are awaiting their fate at the Enlarged Board of Appeal. LSIPR examines the likelihood of their succeeding.
Existing portfolios should be carefully reviewed and care must be taken in drafting new patent applications to withstand section 101 scrutiny in the US, as Judith Kim, director, and Scott Schaller, of counsel, at Sterne Kessler Goldstein & Fox, describe.
At first glance, it might seem odd for a company to both divide blood plasma and fight the side-effects of cancer treatment. But not for PlasmaTech Biopharmaceuticals, which tells LSIPR about how the company does it and also protects its IP.
Protecting rights related to desirable plant species is a delicate process, says Gabriel Di Blasi.
Earlier this year, the Advocate General of the CJEU opined that stem cells from parthenotes are patentable. Franz-Josef Zimmer and Markus Grammel examine the reasoning behind his opinion.
Who has legal interest in the grant of sanitary registrations for follow-on biologics? José Trigueros examines a recent case in Mexico that could have far-reaching ramifications.
The current outbreak of Ebola has devastated communities in West Africa. It has also thrown a light on the complex web of IP rights surrounding the possible treatments for this serious and usually fatal virus, as LSIPR discovered.
Should it be possible for a drug maker to stop the owner of a patented ingredient from obtaining an SPC? Ashley Roughton examines the CJEU’s opinion on Eli Lilly v HGS.
A recent decision from the IPAB on the patent eligibility of biological processes could change the biotech playing field in India, say Swarup Kumar and Shivaarti Bajaj.
The Bay Area of California has one of the greatest concentrations of life sciences companies in the world, but its biotech community is being threatened by the seemingly unstoppable rise of large technology businesses. LSIPR spoke to Christopher Stewart, chair, and Robert Eyler, vice chair, of the new North Bay Life Science Alliance to find out how it plans to strengthen the network in the area.