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Plumbing the depths: PharmaSea's search for new drugs

US07-07-2014

The PharmaSea project is working to make viable drug candidates of novel compounds found under the sea. LSIPR discovers how the EU-funded initiative does it.

Patenting stem cells: filing date is the key

EU07-07-2014Joachim Wachenfeld

The EPO generally accepts applications relating to human embryonic stem cells with an effective date after 2008 but discussions about eligibility continue, says Joachim Wachenfeld.

Myriad woes for US innovators

EU, US20-06-2014Bethan Hopewell and Jennifer Antcliff

The USPTO’s new guidance for examiners extends the decision in Myriad beyond isolated nucleic acids to all claims concerning ‘judicial exceptions’. Bethan Hopewell and Jennifer Antcliff report.

Not just for medicaments: broadening horizons in Europe

EU20-06-2014Andrew Wright and Tom Harding

Andrew Wright and Tom Harding investigate how a decision by the EPO’s Board of Appeal may extend the opportunities for protection by second medical use claims.

The post-Medeva SPC saga: what about biologicals?

EU20-06-2014Jaap Mannaerts

For those involved in the development of biological drugs, the prospects of getting what would seem to be a ‘fair reward’ may not have improved much, says Jaap Mannaerts.

Tough times continue for stem cell patents

EU20-06-2014Franz-Josef Zimmer and Markus Grammel

The exclusion from patentability of certain cells derived from human embryos is a reflection of the EPO’s increasingly restrictive stance, say Franz-Josef Zimmer and Markus Grammel.

Utility models: searching questions

China20-06-2014Wolfgang Bublak and Yingkun Brunner

Amendments to SIPO’s guidelines for the examination of utility patents may help stop the proliferation of ‘junk’ utility models in China. Wolfgang Bublak and Yingkun Brunner report.

Indian patent law: a new direction

India20-06-2014Archana Shanker

Recent decisions suggest that the Indian system seems to be changing direction towards developing sound patent law jurisprudence, says Archana Shanker.

Patent eligibility: a fourth category?

US20-06-2014Nabeela Rasheed

The realm of patent eligibility under 35 USC §101 has become more confusing, with the introduction of a possible new definition of admissibility after a decision on Dolly the sheep. Nabeela Rasheed reports.

The Bolar exemption: the need for agreement

EU, Germany, Poland20-06-2014Rafal Witek

There is no uniform interpretation of the scope of the Bolar exemption in Europe, but a CJEU opinion harmonising the issue may be on the way, says Rafal Witek.

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