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.
Speeding things up at the EPO
07 Aug 2019
There are many reasons why an applicant may wish to speed up the prosecution of an application. For example, an applicant may want a patent granted.
EPO Quality Report 2018
12 Jul 2019
July has seen the publishing of the European Patent Office’s (EPO) 2018 Quality Report. This is the first to be released under the direction of the.
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.
Medicinal cannabis: recent changes and future innovations
18 Jun 2019
Government policy on the prescription of cannabis-derived medicines has undergone some interesting and important changes over the past few months, both.
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.
Personalised medicine: patient stratification
29 Apr 2019
While the general idea of customising treatment to patients is not new, the degree to which treatments may be tailored to patient subgroups defined by.
Pioneers of precision medicine
15 Apr 2019
Breakthroughs in healthcare promise a future in which the individual sits at the centre of medical decisions. But who has paved the way and who is.
Hydrogen: the storage question
04 Apr 2019
There’s a lot to like about hydrogen. It’s light; it’s abundant (at least atomically - water and hydrocarbons contain plenty of hydrogen atoms); it’s.
The road to autonomous
28 Mar 2019
Dosage regimen patents: bruised but not beaten
28 Mar 2019
Ruling on the big pharma Actavis v ICOS case, the UK Supreme Court has found ICOS’s Cialis patent to be invalid for obviousness.
Playing for time: strategies that can help extend a drug's patent life
25 Mar 2019
Former CITMA President Kate O’Rourke to head our European trade mark services
11 Mar 2019
We are delighted to announce that Kate O’Rourke will join the firm on 1 April 2019.