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Clinical trials and stratified medicine—maximising patent exclusivity

01-05-2011Richard Korn and Stephanie Pilkington

The traditional business model for a new drug relies on a substantial period of market exclusivity to recoup extensive research and development costs.

Traditional medicine patents lead to enhanced drug discovery from natural products

01-05-2011John Zabilski

Natural products have been used to relieve a variety of diseases and conditions for millennia.

US Patent Law changes appear imminent

US01-05-2011John Pegram and Mark Ellinger

US patent reform looks like it may finally be coming. John Pegram and Mark Ellinger explain the proposed changes.

Patenting genes and diagnostics

US01-05-2011Simon O’Brien and David Gass

As biotechnology patents continue to grow in importance, uncertainty remains on both sides of the Atlantic as to exactly what is patentable. Simon O’Brien and David Gass take a look.

Attacking the validity of selection patents

Canada01-05-2011Katie Wang

The Canadian Federal Court of Appeal recently considered whether ‘invalid selection’ can be an independent ground for invalidating selection patents. Katie Wang looks at the implications.

The role of the function of DNA sequence before and after grant

01-05-2011Caroline Pallard and Bart Swinkels

Recent European decisions have provided much to think about for practitioners concerned with DNA sequences. Caroline Pallard and Bart Swinkels investigate.

The Brazilian pharmaceutical sector: a year in review

Brazil01-05-2011Otto Licks and Anderson Nascimento

Practitioners can take heart from recent developments in the Brazilian courts, say Otto Licks and Anderson Nascimento.

Patentability of dosage regimens in Europe

France01-05-2011Stéphane Agasse

First instance courts in France have adopted controversial interpretations of an important Enlarged Board of Appeal decision, says Stéphane Agasse.

A revolution: biotech patents in India

India01-05-2011Archana Shanker

It has taken a long time for India to develop a productive environment for biotechnology. But recent developments look to have put it on the right track. Archana Shanker explains.

Recognising equivalence, reciprocity and respect

Canada, Mexico, US01-05-2011Hedwig Lindner and Manuel Morante

Homologation (recognition of equivalence) is a useful tool for simplifying administrative processes that are repeated in different countries. Nevertheless, it is not an end in itself.

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