Bioinformatics Inventions: Patenting challenges at the interface of computer and life sciences

Frances Salisbury

Frances Salisbury
27 Feb 2019

We are entering an age of precision medicine, with patients receiving tailored treatments, selected and sometimes even specifically designed for their.

How to patent AI technology at the EPO

Emma Graham

Emma Graham
26 Feb 2019

Once only a figment of the imagination in literature such as Mark Shelley’s Frankenstein, artificial intelligence, commonly known as AI, is now realised.

Self-driving vehicles: what do consumers think (and want)?

Christoph Moeller

Christoph Moeller
25 Feb 2019

As a survey of 25,000 consumers in 20 countries, and a study that has been conducted annually over the past ten years, the Deloitte Global Automotive.

Is your interest legitimate? New referral to the EBOA on double patenting

Simon Kiddle

Simon Kiddle
22 Feb 2019

EPO Board of Appeal 3.3.01 is referring a number of questions regarding double patenting to the Enlarged Board of Appeal.  The answers may force.

Numbering system for comparable UK trade marks post Brexit

Robert Watson

Robert Watson
22 Feb 2019

The UK enacted the EU Withdrawal Act 2018 which provides the basis for how EU law will be converted into national law, and provides that all existing.

Building an IP portfolio: Nine tips for success

Matthew Smith

Matthew Smith
15 Feb 2019

Companies need to think carefully about how they protect, manage and leverage the various intellectual property (IP) assets across their business..

Plant related inventions: clarity at last?

Andrew Tindall

Andrew Tindall
06 Feb 2019

As we reported previously, EPO Technical Board of Appeal 3304 recently ruled that a controversial prohibition at the EPO against the grant of patents for.

Fighting cancer with CAR-T therapies

Frances Salisbury

Frances Salisbury
04 Feb 2019

In September 2018, NHS England entered into an agreement with Novartis to offer its CAR-T therapy, Kymriah, to children with advanced leukaemia. This was.

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.