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Keeping secrets: protecting the smallpox vaccine

31-07-2013

Danish firm Bavarian Nordic has a portfolio of patents for vaccines and cancer treatments, but likes to keep some of its cards close to its chest, as LSIPR finds out.

Current barriers to biotech in Brazil

Brazil31-07-2013Gabriel Di Blasi

Gabriel Di Blasi outlines the existing impediments to developing new biotechnology products in Brazil, and considers recent efforts to improve the situation.

A rare opportunity: aTyr Pharma and orphan drugs

US28-06-2013

As support for the study of rare diseases picks up, how does a good IP strategy bring orphan drugs to market? LSIPR spoke to aTyr Pharma’s chief executive John Mendlein to find out.

Quality control: biotech at the EPO

EU28-06-2013

The European Patent Office grants approximately 6,000 biotechnology patents per year. LSIPR spoke to Victor Kaas, director of biotechnology at the office, about how it faces the unique challenges of the industry.

Personalised medicine: patenting new drugs from old

28-06-2013Paul England

The law of patents and SPCs has yet to be tested in the context of medicines which can be used to treat specific groups of patients, as Paul England explains.

Myriad: picking up the pieces

US28-06-2013Janis Fraser

The US Supreme Court in a landmark decision held that a DNA molecule is potentially eligible for patenting in the US if its sequence does not occur in nature, but is not patent-eligible if its sequence is identical to a naturally occurring DNA sequence.

A new approach to cancer target screening

Norway31-05-2013

BerGenBio’s ‘ask the cell’ technology could potentially change cancer treatment as we know it. With an expanding patent portfolio and library of trade secrets behind it, what challenges does the startup biotech company face in bringing its first drugs to market?

Self-collision of European patent filings: an accident waiting to happen?

EU31-05-2013Jane Wainwright

The definition of what constitutes a co-pending patent filing in Europe has recently been rewritten to include patent applications from within the same patent family. Jane Wainwright of Potter Clarkson investigates the decisions leading to this change.

A global approach: Novo Nordisk's IP strategy

EU30-04-2013

While the global trend is towards a “more hostile IP environment” for pharmaceutical companies, Danish healthcare giant Novo Nordisk A/S continues to perform. LSIPR talks to Lars Kellberg, corporate vice president, about how it meets the challenges.

Obviousness of DNA fragments in the post-Kubin era

US30-04-2013James Monroe and Lawrence Ilag

James Monroe and Lawrence Ilag of Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP analyse the impact of the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit’s decision In re Kubin.

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