On December 7, LSIPR will be hosting the Life Sciences Patents Network Europe 2016 at the Bloomsbury Hotel in London. Here we preview the main talking points.
A decision by Germany’s Federal Court of Justice has developed the concept of the ‘doctrine of equivalents’, possibly benefiting pharma patent owners, say Bernd Allekotte and Markus Grammel of Grünecker.
Ahead of the Life Sciences IP Summit 2016 from October 20 to 21 at the Hilton London Paddington Hotel, Sarah Porch of C5 previews the main talking points, including Brexit and the UPC.
The pharmaceutical industry needs to adjust its expectations of the scope of IP protection available in the digital age, say Stephen Bennett, Elisabethann Wright and Mark Marfe of Hogan Lovells, and James Cross of RGC Jenkins.
Brexit will have significant consequences for the UK regarding SPCs and the unitary patent system, while the UPC’s proposed start date of early 2017 looks highly unlikely, say Christopher Stothers and Paul Abbott of Arnold & Porter.
The US Supreme Court’s Mayo and Myriad decisions have brought challenges to subject matter eligibility to the forefront in the biomedical industry, but they do not signal the end of biomedical patents. Pat Carson and Mira Atanassova Mulvaney of Kirkland & Ellis report.
The Brazilian Federal Prosecutor’s Office has taken court action against Roche for allegedly abusing IP rights in its sales of Herceptin to state governments. Anderson Ribeiro and Ricardo Campello of Provedel Advogados analyse the case.
Following the UK’s vote to leave the EU, it is business as usual for life sciences companies working with intellectual property, at least for now, says Claire Phipps-Jones of Bristows.
Africa Harvest is working towards reducing hunger and poverty in some of the world’s poorest countries. Dr Florence Wambugu, founder of the organisation, tells LSIPR more about its work.
Birmingham—Britain’s second city—with a leading university for research and development, allows biotech companies to enjoy the benefits of a cluster, as James Wilkie, CEO of Alta Innovations, the commercial spinout of the University of Birmingham, told LSIPR.