Region: European Union

Exclusive to IAM, the EPO president's first in-depth interview since getting the job

After 18 months as head of the European Patent Office, António Campinos shares his vision for the agency's future and talks quality, AI, the UPC, competition between the IP5, getting the examiner corps onside and plenty more on top

06 March 2020

A UPC without the UK adds to life sciences concerns about the court

Leading IP professionals give their view on what the British government’s decision not to participate in the system means for pharma and biotech patent litigation in Europe

03 March 2020

CJEU for the first time considers the lawfulness (or otherwise) of pay-for-delay patent settlements

Pharmaceutical manufacturers may now find that authorities across Europe increasingly scrutinise patent litigation settlements

26 February 2020

Key takeaways from IAM’s 2020 Pharma and Biotech IP event

The UPC, the rise of AI, international patent litigation and pharma patent dealmaking were among the hot topics discussed at this year’s conference

06 February 2020

Pharma companies need data strategies more than ever following recent CJEU decisions

Judgments from Europe’s top court rejecting a presumption of confidentiality for clinical study reports submitted for marketing authorisation have significant implications

04 February 2020

CJEU Advocate General recommends throwing out innovator-friendly Neurim decision

If the full court agrees with the opinion, which relates to the crucial Santen SPC case, it would limit the IP protection open to second medical use innovations in the EU

29 January 2020

Breaking: EPO Board of Appeal upholds invalidation of Broad’s CRISPR-Cas9 patent

Surprise move means Enlarged Board will not now be asked to consider key questions that were referred to it yesterday

16 January 2020

Updated: Broad Institute faces tough fight in CRISPR patent appeal hearing

Oral hearings before the EPO’s Boards of Appeal may have a big impact on the European Cas9 landscape

15 January 2020

The EU should not contemplate abandoning the Unified Patent Court system

Ratification delay in Germany and the spectre of UK non-participation mean many believe the project will quietly be dropped - but to do so would be a serious mistake

11 January 2020

US lawmakers sound alarm on China’s WIPO ambitions

China has nominated agency insider Wang Binying for the director general post, but the US is said to favour Singapore's candidate

18 December 2019

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