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Gene-editing: a block on further development

EU22-10-2018

An EU court ruling on gene-editing regulation has sparked widespread concerns in the scientific and legal communities, as LSIPR finds out.

I-MAK: saving lives by curing the patent system

International, US19-10-2018

Non-profit organisation I-MAK is waging a global challenge against what it sees as invalid pharmaceutical patents, with access to life-saving drugs its main priority. LSIPR speaks to co-founder Tahir Amin to find out more.

SPC waiver: good intentions, but not the right deal?

EU17-10-2018

The European Commission’s proposed export waiver for supplementary protection certificates has exposed a number of likely flaws which have not gone down well with patent owners. LSIPR reports.

Samsung and HP: here come the techies

International, US15-10-2018

Samsung and HP are just two technology companies that have diversified and invested in the life sciences industry. What impact will this type of activity have on the sector and will it be beneficial in the long run? LSIPR finds out.

How the EPO treats personalised healthcare patents

EU12-10-2018Laurence Gainey

The patenting of personalised healthcare inventions has proved problematic in a 
number of jurisdictions, but various aspects of these inventions are patentable in Europe, as Laurence Gainey of HGF explains.

USITC: a powerful forum for biologics patent owners

US10-10-2018Filko Prugo, Charlotte Jacobsen, Matt Rizzolo and Henry Huang

Biologics patent owners should consider the US International Trade Commission as a supplement (or alternative) to district court litigation, say Filko Prugo, Charlotte Jacobsen, Matt Rizzolo and Henry Huang of Ropes & Gray.

Plant variety rights in Mexico: sowing the seeds for better protection

Mexico10-10-2018Luz Flores

A proposed amendment in Mexican law needs to be implemented urgently in order to adapt legislation to include provisions in accordance with the UPOV Convention, as Luz Flores of Uhthoff, Gómez Vega & Uhthoff reports.

Conference preview: Life Sciences IP Due Diligence 2018

US10-10-2018

A former Johnson & Johnson IP counsel and a retired judge are among the speakers at Life Sciences IP Due Diligence, on November 29 and 30 in Boston, as LSIPR finds out.

Arrow declarations: which way is the law pointing?

UK08-10-2018David Holt and Tony Proctor

Depending on the facts and the content of the applications, an Arrow-type declaration could be made on grounds of insufficiency against divisional applications, say David Holt and Tony Proctor of Potter Clarkson.

New standards for stem cells

Costa Rica04-10-2018

Costa Rica has released new rules for the clinical investigation of adult stem cells, as María del Pilar López and Esteban Monge of Zürcher Lawyers report.

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