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Australian vaccine patent ruling shows tough new support requirements for life sciences innovators

Wyeth’s dispute with MSD underscores move towards stricter, UK-style disclosure obligations for IP rights

08 December 2020

New patent politics put US public-private partnerships under threat, says BIO’s IP chief

In an exclusive interview, Hans Sauer talks of concerns over a shift in federal strategy and argues that government research funding should not be seen as a commercial investment

03 December 2020

Top EPO opposition firms by technical areas of specialisation revealed

Detailed analysis of representatives shows that while some tend to specialise in certain technologies, others act across a wider range of IPC sections

03 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

Do not expect an electronic vehicle patent boom in the UK despite 2030’s petrol and diesel car sales ban

Plans announced by British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will not change the IP reality, which is that Germany is the only serious game in town for auto in Europe

27 November 2020

US legislators move to close another “evergreening loophole” for orphan drugs

Recent reforms have made it harder to obtain regulatory exclusivity for follow-on versions of rare disease treatments

24 November 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

19 November 2020

Data is the new frontier in healthcare IP licensing, says award-winning TTO

IAM speaks to the tech transfer office of Oregon Health & Science University about the keys to success in university-industry deal-making

17 November 2020

Indian court casts critical eye on “strawman” patent opposition

As pre-grant challenges soar, Bombay court stresses that the right to oppose applications must not be abused

16 November 2020

Stricter criteria will now apply to venue selection in ANDA patent disputes

In the way it has cleared up TC Heartland uncertainties relating to Hatch-Waxman litigation, the CAFC will have disappointed branded pharma companies  

12 November 2020

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