Europe is home to many life sciences companies, so IP regimes throughout the continent’s jurisdictions need to provide cost-effective, speedy and certain litigation environments if patent disputes are to be satisfactorily settled.
A recent study revealed that biotechnology companies or universities discovered 42 percent of all innovative drugs approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) between 1998 and 2007.
US patent reform looks like it may finally be coming. John Pegram and Mark Ellinger explain the proposed changes.
As biotechnology patents continue to grow in importance, uncertainty remains on both sides of the Atlantic as to exactly what is patentable. Simon O’Brien and David Gass take a look.
It has taken a long time for India to develop a productive environment for biotechnology. But recent developments look to have put it on the right track. Archana Shanker explains.
A case before the Court of Justice for the European Union threatens to radically redraw the patent landscape for embryonic stem cells. Ashley Roughton explains.
The European Court of Justice is faced with a crucial decision on stem cell research. Justin Turner QC explains.
A growing number of biotechnology inventions relate to peptides, oligonucleotides and other small molecules that could be used in therapeutic applications. Caroline Pallard explains the challenges of patenting such inventions.