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Politics and IP: an unhealthy mix

Brazil13-12-2018Gabriel Di Blasi

The political influence on patent rights during Brazil’s general election in October has set a worrying precedent, writes Gabriel Di Blasi of Di Blasi Parente & Associados.

How Mexico applies the Budapest Treaty

Mexico29-11-2018Hector Chagoya and Mariana Gonzalez-Vargas

Hector Chagoya and Mariana Gonzalez-Vargas of Becerril, Coca & Becerril examine how Mexico applies the Budapest Treaty, which covers microorganisms in the patent process.

Warner-Lambert: the plausibility test for sufficiency of disclosure

UK28-11-2018Sheena Linehan

In November, the UK Supreme Court ruled that Warner-Lambert’s patent for a second medical use of pregabalin for the treatment of pain is invalid for insufficiency of disclosure. Sheena Linehan of Potter Clarkson explores the lessons for patent drafting.

Mexico: new links between patents and pharmaceuticals

Mexico12-11-2018Mariana Gonzalez-Vargas

A new facet of Mexico’s linkage system between patents and pharmaceutical drugs raises several questions that necessitate a careful approach from patent assignees and agents, as Mariana Gonzalez-Vargas of Becerril, Coca & Becerril reports.

Generic competition: when one door closes, another opens

EU, US26-10-2018

With several major drugs set to face generic or biosimilar competition as patent protection expires, LSIPR analyses how well prepared their manufacturers are and how badly their sales may be affected.

Mulling the future for marijuana IP

Canada, US24-10-2018

While cannabis companies in the US can’t protect their brands with federal trademark protection, there are other options for them when seeking IP rights, as LSIPR finds out.

The future of precision medicine part 3: translation from research to the clinic

UK, US23-10-2018Daniel Lim

The implementation of precision medicine represents a huge, possibly unprecedented, challenge to conventional clinical practice across the breadth of healthcare disciplines, says Daniel Lim of Kirkland & Ellis.

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.

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