Digital health, which brings together digital and genetic data to improve healthcare, will play a vital role in personalised medicine. But there will be significant challenges when it comes to protecting this innovative new area. LSIPR looks at its uses and the potential challenges.
London’s MedCity is working to boost collaboration between businesses in the area and invigorate the UK’s so-called ‘golden triangle’ life sciences cluster, with its three major centres in London, Oxford and Cambridge. LSIPR heard from Eliot Forster, who chairs MedCity, about the initiative.
London-based imaging company Imanova develops ‘imaging biomarkers’ to support the business of drug discovery, and takes a novel approach to protecting its innovations. LSIPR spoke to chief executive Kevin Cox about the company’s strategy.
With the Federal Circuit relying on the precedent set by the Prometheus and Myriad decisions, Dolly the sheep has been summarily declared ineligible for patent protection. Nabeela Rasheed sums up the implications.
The new examination guidelines do not carry the weight of law, and it is not likely that their more extreme aspects will withstand judicial scrutiny, but practitioners need to keep tabs on court decisions, says Courtenay C. Brinckerhoff.
International damage may result from India’s steps to formalise its isolationist patents regime, says Jason Rutt.
With careful patent drafting and prosecution, it is possible to capture significant IP value in the clinically—and commercially—important area of biomarkers, says Stephanie Pilkington of Potter Clarkson.
Horizon Discovery’s cell line-creating technology has the potential to advance personalised medicine. But how does the gene editing company stay competitive in a crowded field? LSIPR found out.
Arguments over the term of the patents granted are at the heart of the Copaxone conflict, says Archana Shanker.
Many researchers are unaware of the legalities when it comes to sharing and using copyrighted material, but licensing agreements can help, says Kate Alzapiedi of copyright licensing firm RightsDirect.