The America Invents Act was signed into law in September 2011, and many biotech companies are still trying to make sense of the new legislation. Eldora Ellison and Eric Steffe consider one of the most important changes.
The patentability of biotech inventions should meet substantive requirements such as novelty, inventive step and industrial applicability, but EPO developments suggest that formalities are increasingly important.
Advocate-General Verica Trstenjak has delivered an opinion in the case of Neurim Pharmaceuticals that, if followed by the Court of Justice of the EU, will profoundly liberalise the law governing SPCs in Europe.
The Supreme Court’s much-anticipated Prometheus decision has prompted strong reactions among IP practitioners, as MaryAnne Armstrong, PhD, explains.
The European life sciences industry has a long history. Many of the major players trace their roots to before the war, and often began as agricultural or chemical companies. LSIPR takes a look at the leading jurisdictions.
BIO represents a broad constituency of biotechnology and life sciences companies. LSIPR talks to BIO president and CEO Jim Greenwood about patent reform, healthcare, court cases and plans for the future.
With IP laws around the world subject to frequent and sometimes unpredictable changes, it can be difficult to keep abreast of everything you need to know. Richard Gough and Jane Woodhouse take a look.
Europe is home to many life sciences companies, so IP regimes throughout the continent’s jurisdictions need to provide cost-effective, speedy and certain litigation environments if patent disputes are to be satisfactorily settled.
There is a perfect storm brewing in the healthcare industry. Over the past few years, there has been an unprecedented rise in the trade of illicit healthcare products in the secondary market.
Practice points in Israel patent prosecution: selection patents and treatment of earlier-filed patent applications
Israel patent practice is distinct from US and European practice in a number of respects. Moshe Tritel describes a number of such areas with important practical ramifications for applicants seeking to maximise their patent protection in Israel.