The COVID-19 pandemic initiated a huge pharmaceutical effort to tackle the virus at the cause, resulting in a surge in innovation in vaccines and antiviral drugs. This is an R&D trend that is likely to continue in an attempt to protect ourselves from future outbreaks. In this article, IP Analyst…
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Trademarks in the medical sphere: practice, examination and obstacles for registration in Russia, Ukraine and the CIS
Dr Tatiana Lipovaya and Alyona Chernoknyzhnaya discuss some of the main considerations when applying for trademarks in the pharmaceutical industry in Russia, Ukraine and the CIS.
The UK Supreme Court has ruled that Regeneron's patent claim regarding genetically modified mice against Kymab are invalid.
Five patent issues that European biosimilar developers should consider before entering the US market
As patents on originator biologic medicines begin to expire, there are growing opportunities for biosimilars to enter the market at lower prices. Joshua Whitehill, Natasha Daughtrey and Grace Truong discuss key aspects of US patent law that European developers should consider before entering the American market.
As companies race to develop a COVID-19 vaccine, various discussions about patents and ownerships of the vaccine have occurred, especially in light of funding from various governments. This article explores the patent and regulation issues, with a focus on patent extensions and suspensions for global good.
Gilead's complaint alleges five contract breaches by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and seeks a declaration of contract breach and damages.
According to the European Patent Office (EPO), in 2019 the number of patents filed in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology sectors rose for a third consecutive year.
Arguments filed in opposition to a patent for foundation CRISPR-Cas9 intellectual property have been rejected by the European Patents Office.
New research has suggested that the expiration of biologics patents will be the factor that positively impacts US pharma the most this year.
Inflazome has announced that the US and EU will grant patents to their NLRP3 inflammasome inhibiting compounds.
A US appeals court has upheld a ruling that threw out a $2.54 billion jury verdict Merck won against Gilead over hepatitis C treatments.
Mahfoozur Rahman and Sarwar Beg explain why we need to change tack from traditional formulation-driven development to a target-based approach in order to increase success with anticancer nanomedicine in the clinic.