Tax matters: A level playing field
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.
Preview: 2015 BIO International Convention
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.
IP in Australia: major changes in store
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.
A trump card for challengers
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.
Case review: Biogen v Medeva, 20 years on
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.
I won’t dance, so don’t ask me
In the battle for marketing approval of a biosimilar version of Neupogen under the BPCIA, applicant Sandoz stymied Amgen’s chance to join the so-called patent dance. Andrew Williams of McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff ponders the implications.
2015: year of the biosimilar
The FDA could approve the US’s first biosimilar product any day now. But is the country ready for the wave of biosimilar applications that will surely follow, and how quickly can these cut-price drugs come to market? LSIPR reports.
Stem cells: A germ of comfort
The patentability of human embryonic stem cells is bound up with many ethical considerations, including the viability of the cells used. Laura von Hertzen and Robert Burrows of Bristows discuss the latest legal opinions.
Patents for plants in Mexico
Genetically modified plants, hybrid seeds and plants obtained from such seeds are usually granted patent protection in Mexico as they are not created by ‘essentially biological’ processes, as Fernando Rincón of Becerril, Coca & Becerril reports.
New recipes for Tomatoes and Broccoli
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.