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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Patenting antibodies across different jurisdictions can be a difficult task, as Kathy Coulter, senior IP counsel at Bristol-Myers Squibb, tells LSIPR.