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Big in Japan: Riken and patents

Japan03-12-2013

As the largest science research institute in Japan, Riken has an important role in promoting innovation. LSIPR talked to Akihiro Fujita, director of the institute’s research cluster for innovation, about the place of intellectual property in that endeavour.

Patenting diagnostic methods post-Myriad

US03-12-2013Antoinette Konski

The first US court decision applying the Myriad decision has landed, and it makes for interesting reading, as Antoinette Konski reports.

A changing market: Genomic Vision's IP strategy

EU, France04-11-2013

Genomic Vision develops genetic screening tests for diagnostics and research. In the aftermath of the Myriad ruling, how can it use IP to develop market share? LSIPR spoke to chief executive Aaron Bensimon to find out.

New frontiers: potential barriers to patenting induced totipotent stem cell technology

EU04-11-2013

Ethical considerations plus the ambiguity of the Biotech Directive are factors influencing the patentability of totipotent stem cells, says Andrew Sanderson.

Adapt or die: how to survive the patent cliff

India, US16-10-2013

Many of the world’s biggest selling drugs have lost exclusivity in recent years, presenting huge opportunities for generic drugs companies but, as LSIPR finds out, it doesn’t have to be a dead end for the innovators.

New horizons: biotech guidelines in Brazil

Brazil16-10-2013Gabriel Di Blasi and Alexandre Santos

New guidelines for the examination of biotechnology inventions in Brazil provide useful support for applicants, as Gabriel Di Blasi and Alexandre Santos explain.

Patents for self-replicating products: not so exhausting after all

EU16-10-2013

When the US Supreme Court decided in favour of Monsanto in its case against a soybean farmer, it clarified the patent status of certain self-replicating technologies. In Europe, the result would probably have been the same, say Steven Zeman and Heike Vogelsang-Wenke.

Protecting plant products in Europe

EU16-10-2013Frances Salisbury and Lindsey Woolley

Frances Salisbury and Lindsey Woolley look at the complex business of patenting agricultural products in Europe.

Room for improvement: enforcing data exclusivity provisions in Mexico

Mexico16-10-2013Jose Trigueros

In Mexico, it can be tricky to protect data exclusivity, but prospective international agreements may provide a solution, as Jose Trigueros explains.

Enough is enough: sufficiency and technical contribution

EU, US16-10-2013

In the life sciences sector, defending broad patent claims can be a tricky business, says Gordon Wright.

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