Commercialising genomic research in the US: tips for obtaining patent protection

Emily Hayes

Emily Hayes
30 Jan 2019

The field of genomics has seen incredible advances over the past few decades. Technological developments coupled with decreasing costs have fuelled this.

China - a key player in the global precision medicine race

Frances Salisbury

Frances Salisbury
30 Jan 2019

With a growing economy, and a large, ageing population, China is attracting attention from global pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies. China’s home.

Google issued with €50 million fine by CNIL for data protection practices

Emma Kennaugh-Gallacher

Emma Kennaugh-Gallacher
28 Jan 2019

The French counterpart to our own Information Commissioner, the Commission nationale de l'informatique et des libertés (CNIL), has issued a €50 million.

Autonomous driving: the IP twists and turns

Christoph Moeller

Christoph Moeller
28 Jan 2019

Autonomous driving (AD) is on everyone’s lips when it comes to the next big thing in the automotive industry, especially as it is nowadays regularly.

Medicinal cannabis: recent changes and future innovations

Callum McGuinn

Callum McGuinn
25 Jan 2019

Government policy on the prescription of cannabis-derived medicines has undergone some interesting and important changes over the past few months, both in.

GDPR: Risks and requirements, mistakes and misconceptions

Emma Kennaugh-Gallacher

Emma Kennaugh-Gallacher
25 Jan 2019

Becoming GDPR compliant was never going to be straightforward and many businesses continue to struggle with the challenge.  But, there are steps that.

Autonomous vehicles - the race to innovate

Christoph Moeller

Christoph Moeller
22 Jan 2019

The future of the automotive sector will be fundamentally different from its past. Electric vehicles (EVs) are disrupting the rule of the internal.

Brexit: draft withdrawal agreement rejected

Robert Watson

Robert Watson
16 Jan 2019

Despite the continued uncertainty caused by the rejection of the draft withdrawal agreement by the UK Parliament on the evening of 15 January 2019,.

AUTM Annual Meeting 2019

Sam Bailey

Sam Bailey
15 Jan 2019

Technology Transfer is key to developing and managing successful innovations, it transforms ideas into opportunities, resulting in the creation of new.

Eight key themes from the J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference

Sean Jauss

Sean Jauss
14 Jan 2019

I’ve spent the last few days talking with biotech entrepreneurs, VC fund managers and lawyers attending the 37th Annual J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference.

Blockchain: the next patent boom

Graeme Moore

Graeme Moore
13 Dec 2018

Emma Graham and Graeme Moore recently attended the EPO’s “Patenting Blockchain” conference in The Hague – purportedly the world’s first conference of.

Precision medicine: ethics, regulation and patent law

Frances Salisbury

Frances Salisbury
13 Dec 2018

New genomic and proteomic analysis technologies allow for diagnosis and prognosis of patients with greater accuracy than ever before. Indeed, due to the.

Pending EU Trade Marks: what next?

Edmund Harrison

Edmund Harrison
12 Dec 2018

Following the UK Brexit referendum in June 2016, there has been much discussion about the future of EU wide IP rights, including the EU Trade Mark (EUTM)..

Future mobility: the new direction of transport

Christoph Moeller

Christoph Moeller
11 Dec 2018

Massive social, economic and technology trends are converging to change mobility - how we move things from point A to point B, be they people, goods or.

Plant related inventions: the saga continues

Frances Salisbury

Frances Salisbury
10 Dec 2018

We may be approaching the end of the year, but the saga of patents for plant related inventions at the EPO continues to develop.  The Administrative.

Patent protection: five tips for biotech start-ups

Adam Gregory

Adam Gregory
10 Dec 2018

Early-stage biotech companies are often founded based on the exciting results of pre-clinical research relating to a new product or treatment. However,.

Clovis Oncology success in European Opposition Proceedings related to Rubraca®

Richard Clegg

Richard Clegg
10 Dec 2018

Clovis Oncology has announced that the European Patent Office (EPO) last week upheld claims of European Patent 2534153 in amended form covering certain.

Significant blow to Cadbury in purple trade mark battle

Rebecca Anderson-Smith

Rebecca Anderson-Smith
06 Dec 2018

Cadbury has been dealt a blow by the Court of Appeal in its battle to maintain its trade mark for the colour purple which it uses across all of its.

The importance of Innovation Hubs in the UK's North West Region

Anna Mudge

Anna Mudge
02 Dec 2018

Life science ‘start-ups’, ‘spin-outs’ and SMEs are some of the most innovative businesses and are often based upon truly great technology and ideas..

Brexit: IP update from the draft Political Declaration

Robert Watson

Robert Watson
22 Nov 2018

The draft Political Declaration on the future relationship between the EU and the UK was published on 22 November 2018.