Region: Brazil

Thousands of patents at risk of cancellation in Brazil

A constitutional challenge before the Supreme Court that seeks to expunge over 35% of active Brazilian grants, as well as more than 10,000 pending applications, is scheduled to be heard in April

22 March 2021

Brazil’s first national IP strategy heralds benefits for biopharma innovators

Plans are afoot to review several contentious life sciences patent issues in Latin America’s largest economy

03 September 2020

Intellectual property on demand

Leading law firms consider how different governments might apply compulsory licensing in response to potential covid-19 breakthroughs

12 August 2020

How compulsory patent licensing could be used to combat covid-19 in the Americas

As the race to find coronavirus cures intensifies, we explore how legislation might be deployed in Brazil, Canada, Mexico and the US to ensure inventions are shared

05 August 2020

The US and Germany top for patent litigation, say survey respondents

IAM benchmarking results send mixed messages about the UK, but show increasing interest in China, India and Brazil

10 June 2020

Biologics and biosimilars in Brazil – the strategic questions

Featured in IAM Life Sciences: Key issues for senior life sciences executives 2020

This chapter highlights the strategic questions surrounding patent prosecution, patent litigation and the regulation of biologics and biosimilars on the Brazilian market.

06 May 2020

A guide for second medical use claims in Brazil

Featured in IAM Life Sciences: Key issues for senior life sciences executives 2020

One of the most common questions regarding patent protection in Brazil refers to whether there is a possibility of protecting second medical use of known chemical compounds. The answer is simple: yes, it is possible to protect second medical use in Brazil.

06 May 2020

How to patent second medical uses in Brazil

Innovators must overcome demanding inventive step and novelty requirements to protect repurposed drugs in Latin America’s largest market

04 May 2020

Private equity investor buys majority stake in IP pioneer Ocean Tomo

New capital will help Chicago-based business scale-up as it looks to develop new marketplace, says firm's head Jim Malackowski; possible expansion of international arm into India and Brazil also being considered

24 April 2020

Patent eligibility in medical diagnostics

Experts from around the world share their insights on patent-eligible subject matter.

04 March 2020

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