Region: European Union

What you need to know about post-Brexit changes to the UK’s SPC system

Failures to update IP management following the New Year could be costly for life sciences businesses

17 December 2020

A unitary EU SPC system may be on the cards, but it will be tough to achieve

Although life sciences companies would favour such a change, there are significant obstacles standing in the way of it happening

01 December 2020

Multi-billion dollar Bayer deal shows growing attraction of gene and cell therapy assets

AskBio buyout highlights new transaction patterns around cutting-edge biotech innovations

29 October 2020

Health insurer’s damages win against AstraZeneca creates new patent risks in The Netherlands

IP owners are liable to be sued by third parties if they assert rights that are subsequently invalidated, rules Dutch court.

27 October 2020

French Court of Appeal SPC decision raises validity concerns

Merck IP right fails test in latest Article 3(a) judgment in case that may make France an even more attractive venue for nullity actions

26 October 2020

Dividing UPC life sciences division would be a mistake, warns Bracco IP strategy chief

Splitting what should have been the London court’s competencies between Paris and Munich must only be a temporary fix, says Francesco Macchetta

06 October 2020

Record damages awarded by Paris court in pemetrexed patent battle

France becoming more friendly to pharma IP, experts suggest, following decision over blockbuster cancer treatment Alimta

24 September 2020

EPO plant patent decision imperils businesses like ours, says Bayer’s head of IP

Joerg Thomaier tells IAM that the Enlarged Board of Appeal got it wrong in a recent controversial ruling, but says the case is now closed and companies have to learn to live with it

22 September 2020

Four key takeaways from the latest CRISPR patent wars decision

The Broad Institute gains key advantage in crucial interference battle at the PTAB

15 September 2020

Revealed – the US law firms that receive the most patent filing work from abroad

An in-depth look at the American patent lawyers most sought after by foreign firms when it comes to USPTO applications

21 August 2020

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