When alliances fail, is arbitration the answer?
The global pandemic has increased collaboration and a new wave of disputes is likely. Arbitration is well placed to help, argue Kate Davies McGill, Gaela Gehring Flores and Paul Keller of Allen & Overy
UN International Day of Women and Girls in Science: a perspective
Chiara Banas, patent scientist at EIP, queries the gender gap in life sciences, and shares how her own experiences could prefigure change.
Why mentorship matters
Effective support and guidance can achieve greater diversity in life sciences, say general counsel from Bristol Myers Squibb, AstraZeneca, The Chemours Company and Eli Lilly.
Pandemic blues: the global approach to COVID-related IP
While the effort to secure greater vaccine and treatment equality via an IP waiver is admirable, it could stifle innovation and create long-term problems, say Matthew Howell and Lauren Griffin of Alston & Bird.
A guide for life sciences entrepreneurs
Small companies face the same long product cycles and upfront costs as the big players but have different IP challenges, explains Chad Shear of Fish & Richardson.
Psychedelics: from fungi and plants to patents
With the significant growth of cannabinoid IP in the past few years, eyes are now on the emerging psychedelics market as the next frontier for IP protection. Gretchen Temeles of Hiller and Timothy Schlidt of Palo Santo Ventures discuss the issues.
Mexico: New hurdles for plant rights owners
Mexico’s updated IP laws seek to avoid the patentability of plants obtained by essentially biological processes—creating issues for plant rights owners, explains Corina Silva of Uhthoff, Gómez Vega & Uhthoff.
Amendments to Chinese Patents Law for the Life Sciences
Recent changes to patent law in China sees registration, review and litigation fall in line with established international IP systems, say Venable partners Keith Haddaway and Christopher Loh.
NHS v Servier: unlawful means tort claim fails, but the long-running saga continues
The latest episode in the long-running dispute between the NHS and French pharmaceutical company Servier has been marked by a UK Supreme Court judgment of July 2, 2021 on Servier’s application to strike out the NHS’s unlawful means tort claim.
A new drug pricing system reform proposal in Japan
A Japanese think tank is recommending an overhaul of Japan’s drug pricing system. Takanori Abe of Abe and Partners reports.