Artificial intelligence is being used increasingly in the pharma and biotech industries, and questions are being asked about the legal status of innovations created by the technology, as MaryAnne Armstrong of Birch, Stewart, Kolasch & Birch reports.
In India, there are two core areas of the antibody patenting field that are unsettled and need correcting, as Archana Shanker and Nupur Maithani of Anand and Anand explain.
The Indian Patent Office has attempted to bridge the divide between the laws on patents and biological diversity, but instead it created a maze of problems, says Vidisha Garg of Anand and Anand.
There may be a path through the CRISPR patent jungle, but there are many obstacles still in the way, say European academics Timo Minssen, Esther van Zimmeren and Jakob Wested.
The ChinaBio Partnering Forum, which will be held in Suzhou from April 25 to 26, is celebrating its tenth anniversary and is expected to attract pharma and biotech companies from around the world.
The 12th annual BIO-Europe Spring conference, to be held in Amsterdam, the Netherlands on March 12 to 14, 2018, will allow key players in the biotech industry to come together, as Catherine Moreno Finan reports.
Companies researching and commercialising drugs for rare diseases face unusual challenges in protecting their inventions, as Michael Yamauchi, director and patent counsel at Alexion Pharmaceuticals, tells LSIPR in an interview.
Thinking about how IP can assist a company long before it has fully developed is essential, says Leda Trivinos of Flagship Pioneering in an interview with LSIPR.
Frazier Healthcare Partners has been responsible for creating and investing in multiple biotech companies, developing products from novel antibiotics to cancer therapies. James Topper, Frazier’s managing general partner, explains the firm’s philosophy.
BACIT, a former fund of funds, has combined with life sciences investment company Syncona to form a new investment vehicle using the latter’s name. LSIPR speaks to Arabella Cecil, one of the co-founders of BACIT, about the new company’s vision.