Top Tips for Patenting Antibodies in Europe
11 Nov 2019
Antibody development is a mature field of technology. There are relatively few new targets, and the engineering of antibodies is becoming ever more.
EPO Bioinformatics Roadshow
30 Oct 2019
There is still a relatively prevalent view in the field of bioinformatics and medical informatics that software-based inventions are not patentable at.
Employing CRISPR to expose ‘hiding’ cancer cells to immunotherapy
25 Oct 2019
Immunotherapy employs the patient’s immune system against cancer. There are various types of immunotherapy including adoptive cell therapy, cancer.
Renewable energy – huge potential for biofuel innovation
23 Oct 2019
It has been widely reported in the media recently that we need to do more to address the way in which we are affecting the environment. The burning of.
Controlling genes – the new field of epitranscriptomics
21 Oct 2019
The human genome contains roughly 20,000 genes that encode proteins. In order for the cells and tissues of a human to function properly, the expression.
T cell engagers - dark horses of immunotherapy
26 Sep 2019
Chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) technology has attracted a lot of attention and investment in recent years, but the potential of T cell Engager.
Obtaining patent protection for fermentation processes and products – the European perspective
19 Sep 2019
Fermented foods have been known for millennia and form an important part of many national cuisines. Initially used primarily to preserve foods and.
Food of the future – regulating and protecting gene-edited crops
11 Sep 2019
A recent episode of the BBC World Service’s excellent series “50 Things that made the modern economy” (now up to ‘thing’ 75) concerned plant breeding.
DIY biology dilemma – regulating biohacking
04 Sep 2019
Science kits may have inspired generations of children to become scientists, and those grown up children might be surprised that there may be cause for.
Shifting treatments: cancer as a manageable disease
29 Aug 2019
As new treatments drive a shift towards treating cancer as a manageable disease we are seeing greater collaboration across the life sciences sector.
Patentable subject matter in bioinformatics - USPTO’s January 2019 guidance
15 Aug 2019
In this article, Paul Liu and Ashley Barton from Duane Morris LLP provided some interesting thoughts about ways to obtain US patents in the field of.
The rise of predictive medicine
05 Aug 2019
Thanks to significant advances in genetics, we are not only getting better at diagnosing disease, but also at predicting disease. Predictive medicine.
Cultured meat - food for thought
23 Jul 2019
Cultured meat is rapidly emerging alongside plant-and microorganism-based alternative meat products as a future ‘clean meat’. It is made by growing.
New Rules of Procedure at the Boards of Appeal – what does this mean for patentees and opponents?
09 Jul 2019
Revised Rules of Procedure at the Boards of Appeal have been approved by The Administrative Council of the EPO. The Rules will come into force on 1.
Gender medicine – deriving novelty from treating women?
26 Jun 2019
When you hear the term “gender medicine”, what comes to mind? For many people, the term is associated with reproductive health issues, such as.
Singapore biotech start-ups: the importance of patent protection
21 Jun 2019
Singapore’s biotech industry plays a key role in shaping the country’s future economy. This is largely thanks to an initiative launched in 2000 aimed.
Tips from the top: inspiring women in technology
19 Jun 2019
You may be surprised to hear that only 17% of those working in Technology in the UK are female. With this figure in mind, it’s important that others.
EU approves first gene therapy for patients with a mild form of β-Thalassemia
04 Jun 2019
Exciting news in the personalised medicine space – the EU has just approved the first gene therapy for patients with a mild form of β-Thalassemia. .
Precision therapeutics for the precision medicine era
17 May 2019
In recent years we have seen dramatic advances in our understanding of the intricate and dynamic relationships that underpin our immune responses. This.