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.

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.

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.

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.

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..

Supreme Court decision signals bad news for patent holders

Nick Sutcliffe

Nick Sutcliffe
14 Nov 2018

The UK Supreme Court issued its decision today on the Warner Lambert vs Generics (UK) Ltd t/a Mylan. The decision concerns Swiss-form patent claims that.

Precision Medicine: the next revolution in healthcare

Frances Salisbury

Frances Salisbury
31 Oct 2018

In recent years, we have witnessed a remarkable healthcare revolution. Thanks to advances in genetic analysis, molecular biology and cell science, we now.

Morphosis: creating and nurturing biotech start-ups in Singapore

Richard Clegg

Richard Clegg
31 Oct 2018

We understand that early-stage biotech companies do not have it easy. It is a long road from pre-clinical research to bringing a product or treatment to.

The pioneering work of Professor Sir Greg Winter

Seán Walton

Seán Walton
03 Oct 2018

Professor Sir Greg Winter’s pioneering work using phage display for the directed evolution of antibodies has been recognised with a Nobel Prize. Professor.