Region: Africa & Middle East

Despite a drop-off in deal numbers, 2019 was a great year for biopharma IP owners

Last year’s M&A and licensing figures suggest that there is a sellers' market in many types of life sciences assets

25 February 2020

Israel Patent Office denies patent term extension to biosimilar preparation

The Israel Patent Office has denied a patent term extension for the biological drug Kovaltry, filed by Bayer Healthcare LLC. This decision clarifies the Ministry of Health’s regulatory requirements for registration of this type of drug.

19 February 2020

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18 February 2020

Help to choose the IP Hall of Fame inductees for 2020

Nominate someone who deserves recognition for their outstanding, long-term contribution to the IP world

14 February 2020

Takeda case study clarifies extensions to patent protection for pharmaceutical products

In Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited v Manufacturers Association of Israel, the Israeli Supreme Court has ruled that a pharmaceutical product's marketing approval should be considered as the first one with regard to a pharmaceutical product containing similar compounds.

12 February 2020

Iancu makes US concerns about possible Chinese WIPO leadership clear

USPTO head tells Washington DC event that the next head of the organisation must come from a country that “respects intellectual property rights”

06 February 2020

Global IP Awards winners for 2020 named in London

Law and attorney firms from around the world recognised for their outstanding work in litigation, prosecution and transactions during 2019

30 January 2020

Partnership with former rival hands boost to Lyft’s patent portfolio

Agreement with Gett sees around 40 assets transferred to ride-sharing giant continuing a busy period of IP dealmaking for the company

11 December 2019

The search for the world's leading IP strategists is on

IAM is currently seeking nominations for individuals to be considered for the 2020 edition of the Strategy 300 - our unique guide to the men and women who excel in the creation of IP value

05 December 2019

Huawei hones IP message amidst wins and losses

A good result in a German court and the settlement of a key competitor dispute are among positive signs for the company, but US sanctions continue to cloud future

04 December 2019

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