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Digital health: rise of the machines

EU, US20-06-2014

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.

MedCity: forging links in London’s life sciences industry

UK30-05-2014

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.

Imanova: investing in know-how

UK30-05-2014

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.

Dolly the sheep: the demise of biotechnology patents

US30-05-2014Nabeela Rasheed

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.

Subject matter eligibility: interpreting the USPTO guidelines

US30-05-2014Courtenay C. Brinckerhoff

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.

Indian patent law: up for a fight

India30-04-2014Jason Rutt

International damage may result from India’s steps to formalise its isolationist patents regime, says Jason Rutt.

Protecting biomarkers and personalised/stratified medicine

EU, US30-04-2014Stephanie Pilkington

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.

Patients in a test tube: Horizon Discovery's IP strategy

UK30-04-2014

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.

The Copaxone battle: an update

India30-04-2014Archana Shanker

Arguments over the term of the patents granted are at the heart of the Copaxone conflict, says Archana Shanker.

Copyright compliance in the life sciences industry

31-03-2014Kate Alzapiedi

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.

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