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Biopharma M&A has fallen off a cliff – but IP owners in the sector have reasons to be cheerful

The number and value of acquisitions have both tumbled further than in the early months of 2020

Biopharma M&A has fallen off a cliff – but IP owners in the sector have reasons to be cheerful
The IP Hall of Fame inductees for 2021 announced
6 Jul 2021

The IP Hall of Fame inductees for 2021 announced

Florent Gevers, Andrei Iancu, Fritz Lanham, Dan McCurdy and Laura Quatela are the five individuals selected for induction this year by the IP Hall of Fame Academy

University and Big Pharma JV’s $145 million take-off is a big boost for tech transfer dealmaking
29 Jun 2021

University and Big Pharma JV’s $145 million take-off is a big boost for tech transfer dealmaking

Apollo Therapeutics is an innovative biotech formed by three UK universities and three major companies, with a promising model for creating and monetising life sciences IP

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17 Jun 2021

Everything you need to know about the covid-19 IP waiver negotiations

With text-based discussions of a TRIPS suspension about to get underway, IAM highlights the key issues to be aware of. Read more

15 Jun 2021

$2 billion deal shows growing sophistication of drug royalty sales

Latest Royalty Pharma investment shows is further evidence of the increasing IP monetisation options open to healthcare innovators Read more

18 May 2021

India resists calls to use existing compulsory licensing powers for covid drugs

Despite advocacy of TRIPS waiver, the country’s government has expressed reluctance to bypass patent rights Read more

6 May 2021

Biden backs covid-19 IP waiver in historic US policy shift

Landmark move suggests realignment in America’s domestic and international healthcare IP stance Read more

Designs

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20 May 2020

IP Hall of Fame 2020 inductees announced

A UK Supreme Court justice, a former USPTO acting director, a globally-renowned IP scholar, a trailblazing trademark lawyer and a one-time presidential candidate form the class of 2020 Read more

28 Apr 2020

How IP owners have responded to the covid-19 challenge so far

Several innovators have already waived exclusivities, but big decisions for right holders lie ahead Read more

26 Mar 2020

Final call to take part in this year’s IAM benchmarking survey

Help us to identify the key trends currently shaping the global IP market Read more

18 Feb 2020

Tell us what you think of the latest developments in the global IP market

IAM's annual IP benchmarking survey opens today Read more

Finance

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18 Feb 2021

Seven top IP tips for biotech SMEs

How smaller biotechs can best overcome pitfalls and maximise the value of their inventions Read more

26 Mar 2020

Final call to take part in this year’s IAM benchmarking survey

Help us to identify the key trends currently shaping the global IP market Read more

18 Mar 2020

Help us map the latest developments in the global IP market

There’s not long left to answer our annual IP benchmarking survey Read more

18 Feb 2020

Tell us what you think of the latest developments in the global IP market

IAM's annual IP benchmarking survey opens today Read more

Frand/SEPS

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26 Mar 2020

Final call to take part in this year’s IAM benchmarking survey

Help us to identify the key trends currently shaping the global IP market Read more

18 Mar 2020

Help us map the latest developments in the global IP market

There’s not long left to answer our annual IP benchmarking survey Read more

28 Feb 2020

The US has a mountain to climb in 5G network equipment

Patent analysis shows that American companies would need to make big plays if they want to catch the Chinese, but it is almost certainly too late already Read more

18 Feb 2020

Tell us what you think of the latest developments in the global IP market

IAM's annual IP benchmarking survey opens today Read more

Law & Policy

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4 May 2021

Brazilian Senate passes compulsory covid-19 know-how licensing bill

Vaccine owners may be forced to hand over trade secrets or have their patents cancelled under legislation endorsed by the upper house of the country’s Congress Read more

20 Apr 2021

TRIPS covid vaccine IP waiver proposal fails to address crucial questions

President Biden and other leaders are coming under pressure to agree a suspension of IP rights, but a key point has been missed Read more

22 Dec 2020

Three life sciences trade secrets and data strategy lessons

As non-patent assets become increasingly important, pharma and biotech innovators must adapt their IP strategies. Read more

19 Nov 2020

Your guide to covid-19 vaccine stakeholders’ IP strategies

IAM examines the approaches taken by – and the issues facing – the leading companies in the race to find effective coronavirus inoculations Read more

Litigation

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30 Mar 2021

Latest Humira dispute highlights biosimilar trade secrets dangers

As the biologics industry expands, strategies for protecting proprietary and confidential information are becoming ever-more essential Read more

18 Feb 2021

Seven top IP tips for biotech SMEs

How smaller biotechs can best overcome pitfalls and maximise the value of their inventions Read more

19 Nov 2020

Your guide to covid-19 vaccine stakeholders’ IP strategies

IAM examines the approaches taken by – and the issues facing – the leading companies in the race to find effective coronavirus inoculations Read more

15 Oct 2020

Despite the praise, there may be less to Moderna’s covid patent pledge than meets the eye

The leading vaccine innovator has won plaudits for its commitment not to enforce its coronavirus-related IP rights against other mRNA inventors Read more

Market Developments

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25 Feb 2021

What life sciences businesses need to know about data commercialisation

A strategy for protecting and exploiting data is now a must for entities involved in healthcare research Read more

16 Dec 2020

Five key insights into 2020’s drug royalty transactions

It has been a year of creative and flexible deal-making with many life sciences entities taking advantage of the revenues this kind of IP monetisation can deliver Read more

19 Nov 2020

Your guide to covid-19 vaccine stakeholders’ IP strategies

IAM examines the approaches taken by – and the issues facing – the leading companies in the race to find effective coronavirus inoculations Read more

10 Nov 2020

There has never been a better time to sell or buy drug royalties, says industry veteran

IAM speaks to leading deal-maker David MacNaughtan about his new fund and the growth of this form of life sciences IP monetisation Read more

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18 Feb 2021

Seven top IP tips for biotech SMEs

How smaller biotechs can best overcome pitfalls and maximise the value of their inventions Read more

16 Dec 2020

Five key insights into 2020’s drug royalty transactions

It has been a year of creative and flexible deal-making with many life sciences entities taking advantage of the revenues this kind of IP monetisation can deliver Read more

10 Nov 2020

There has never been a better time to sell or buy drug royalties, says industry veteran

IAM speaks to leading deal-maker David MacNaughtan about his new fund and the growth of this form of life sciences IP monetisation Read more

27 Aug 2020

Translational research key to realising value of university IP, says UCL biopharma chief

Dr Richard Fagan of University College London Business tells IAM about the process of turning patents for early-stage research into investable assets Read more

Patent Pools

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19 Nov 2020

Your guide to covid-19 vaccine stakeholders’ IP strategies

IAM examines the approaches taken by – and the issues facing – the leading companies in the race to find effective coronavirus inoculations Read more

20 Jul 2020

After success of early stage covid-19 vaccine trial, Oxford University's coronavirus IP policy explained

With the promising news today that a coronavirus vaccine being developed by scientists at the university is safe and triggers an immune response, we revisit our exclusive April interview with the head of Oxford's tech transfer office in which he talks about its new, expedited, approach to granting covid-related licences Read more

23 Jun 2020

Big Pharma facing shortage of late-stage assets as M&A dries up

Pandemic has thrown a spanner in the works for large life sciences companies, which have fewer phase three novel drugs than at any point in the last decade Read more

18 Jun 2020

Takeda offloads yet more “non-core” assets with other deals likely to follow

The Japanese big pharma continues to divest drug rights to pay down its debt and fund desperately needed innovation Read more

Patents Law

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4 May 2021

Brazilian Senate passes compulsory covid-19 know-how licensing bill

Vaccine owners may be forced to hand over trade secrets or have their patents cancelled under legislation endorsed by the upper house of the country’s Congress Read more

20 Apr 2021

TRIPS covid vaccine IP waiver proposal fails to address crucial questions

President Biden and other leaders are coming under pressure to agree a suspension of IP rights, but a key point has been missed Read more

8 Apr 2021

Multibillion-dollar BridgeBio deal is a boost for patent-centric pharma business models

Hub-and-spokes life sciences companies are providing new opportunities for IP monetisation Read more

9 Mar 2021

Covid-19 patent landscape confusion is a big concern for life sciences organisations

Providing new insights into recent filings, but patent landscape uncertainties may pose dangers in the wake of the pandemic Read more

Strategy

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8 Apr 2021

Multibillion-dollar BridgeBio deal is a boost for patent-centric pharma business models

Hub-and-spokes life sciences companies are providing new opportunities for IP monetisation Read more

9 Mar 2021

Covid-19 patent landscape confusion is a big concern for life sciences organisations

Providing new insights into recent filings, but patent landscape uncertainties may pose dangers in the wake of the pandemic Read more

25 Feb 2021

What life sciences businesses need to know about data commercialisation

A strategy for protecting and exploiting data is now a must for entities involved in healthcare research Read more

23 Feb 2021

How hub-and-spoke businesses are creating new pharma IP monetisation models

The launch of Centessa is the latest development in a trend that has big implications for the monetisation of unpartnered or deprioritised IP-backed pharma assets Read more

Technology Licensing

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4 May 2021

Brazilian Senate passes compulsory covid-19 know-how licensing bill

Vaccine owners may be forced to hand over trade secrets or have their patents cancelled under legislation endorsed by the upper house of the country’s Congress Read more

20 Apr 2021

TRIPS covid vaccine IP waiver proposal fails to address crucial questions

President Biden and other leaders are coming under pressure to agree a suspension of IP rights, but a key point has been missed Read more

9 Mar 2021

Covid-19 patent landscape confusion is a big concern for life sciences organisations

Providing new insights into recent filings, but patent landscape uncertainties may pose dangers in the wake of the pandemic Read more

23 Feb 2021

How hub-and-spoke businesses are creating new pharma IP monetisation models

The launch of Centessa is the latest development in a trend that has big implications for the monetisation of unpartnered or deprioritised IP-backed pharma assets Read more

Trade Secrets

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20 Apr 2021

TRIPS covid vaccine IP waiver proposal fails to address crucial questions

President Biden and other leaders are coming under pressure to agree a suspension of IP rights, but a key point has been missed Read more

30 Mar 2021

Latest Humira dispute highlights biosimilar trade secrets dangers

As the biologics industry expands, strategies for protecting proprietary and confidential information are becoming ever-more essential Read more

25 Feb 2021

What life sciences businesses need to know about data commercialisation

A strategy for protecting and exploiting data is now a must for entities involved in healthcare research Read more

18 Feb 2021

Seven top IP tips for biotech SMEs

How smaller biotechs can best overcome pitfalls and maximise the value of their inventions Read more

Valuation

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25 Feb 2021

What life sciences businesses need to know about data commercialisation

A strategy for protecting and exploiting data is now a must for entities involved in healthcare research Read more

18 Feb 2021

Seven top IP tips for biotech SMEs

How smaller biotechs can best overcome pitfalls and maximise the value of their inventions Read more

9 Feb 2021

Five IP takeaways from Jazz Pharmaceuticals’ $7 billion medical cannabis buyout

A major milestone in the medical cannabinoid patent market has been passed Read more

19 Jan 2021

Six life sciences IP dealmaking trends to watch out for in 2021

Despite a turbulent 2020 for pharma transactions, it is possible to discern a few patterns for activity in the market this year Read more

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