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Plant breeders facing ‘critical situation’ ask nations for support

Switzerland09-04-2020Sarah Morgan

The International Community of Breeders of Asexually Reproduced Ornamental and Fruit Varieties has implored countries to implement support measures for breeders amid the pandemic. 

US companies hit hardest by fake medicines: EUIPO, OECD

EU24-03-2020Sarah Morgan

Companies registered in the US are hit hardest by the trade in counterfeit medicines, which in 2016 reached $4.4 billion, according to a report from the European Union Intellectual Property Office. 

WHO to begin working on gene editing research registry


World Health Organization (WHO) experts have called for central registry on human genome editing research is needed, among a committee consensus that it would be irresponsible for any scientist to conduct gene-editing studies in people.

Chinese AI start-up opens R&D centre in Singapore


Chinese artificial intelligence start-up Yitu Technology has launched a new research and development centre in Singapore which will focus partly on applying the technology to medical diagnostics.

Australian court allows application for cattle genome patent


The Federal Court of Australia has allowed an application for a cattle genome patent, following a legal battle.

South Korean global licensing spikes n 2018

South Korea22-01-2019

South Korean pharmaceutical companies entered into 11 out-licensing deals with overseas partners in 2018, according to the country’s Ministry of Health and Welfare.

Sun Pharma buys Japanese company for $1m

India, Japan26-11-2018Mergers & acquisitions

India-based drug company Sun Pharma has made further inroads into the Japanese market with the planned acquisition of Pola Pharma.

Scientists want CRISPR regulation amid reports of foetus gene-editing


Scientists have urged policymakers to implement a regulatory framework governing the use of CRISPR technology in humans, following reports that a Chinese scientist has successfully created ‘edited’ twins.

Indian court rules in Sanofi’s favour in trademark suit


The Delhi High Court has ruled against a company for its ‘near identical’ imitation of pharmaceutical company Sanofi’s name and trademarks.

LSPN Europe 2018: Chinese filings impressive statement, says EPO director

China, EPO15-11-2018

Last year, for the first time in European Patent Office history, a Chinese company filed the most European patent applications, making an “impressive statement” on what companies in the country are doing, according to Peter Albrecht. 

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