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The latest news and cutting edge commentary from across the group

March 2017
March 2017

PTMG 94th Spring Conference

HGF Partners Stephanie Loeffler-Reading and Claire Hutchinson are both attending the PTMG 94th Spring Conference being held in Paris from 13th - 17th March 2017.

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March 2017

AUTM 2017 Annual Meeting

HGF Partner Iain Armstrong will be attending this year's AUTM Annual Meeting in Florida, Hollywood from 12th - 15th March 2017.

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March 2017

IQPC Global IP Exchange 2017

Matt Dixon and Dr Balvinder Matharu will be attending the 8th Global IP Exchange, which takes place 6th - 8th March in Berlin.

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February 2017
February 2017

Broad Institute wins bitter battle over CRISPR patents

Catherine Coombes has firmly established herself as the go to commentator on all matters CRISPR related. Within minutes of the critical US decision on CRISPR last night Nature sought Cath’s opinion on the result.

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February 2017

12th UPCA Ratification and other UPC News

Italy has become the 12th country to officially ratify the UPC Agreement. The full details on ratification progress can be found here. The UK is expected to ratify next. News of other ratifications was discussed last week when Estelle Senior from HGF attended the UPP2017 conference on …

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February 2017

G1/15: Partial priority for a generic claim less limited by clearly defined alternatives

G1/15: Partial priority for a generic claim less limited by clearly defined alternatives. On 1st February 2017, the Enlarged Board of Appeal of the European Patent Office issued its long-awaited decision in case G1/15 clarifying that entitlement to partial priority is not to be refused wh…

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February 2017

AIPLA Mid-Winter Institute

Lee Curtis will be speaking at the Mid-Winter Institute of the American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA) which will take place at the Marriott Harbor Beach Resort & Spa in Fort Lauderdale, Florida between 1st and 4th February 2017.

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January 2017
January 2017

Arab Health 2017

HGF are exhibiting at Arab Health 2017, which takes place in Dubai on 30th Jan - 2nd Feb.

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January 2017

Oil & Gas IP Summit 2017

HGF are proud to be sponsoring and speaking at the Oil & Gas IP Summit 2017 in London.

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January 2017

Parliamentary authorisation is required to trigger Article 50 - UK Government loses its appeal at the Supreme Court

Parliamentary authorisation is required to trigger Article 50 - UK Government loses its appeal at the Supreme Court

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January 2017

More referrals to the CJEU on SPC matters

2017 has started with two new referrals from Mr Justice Arnold to the CJEU on the subject of supplementary protection certificates. These coincide with a European Commission Tender regarding a “STUDY ON THE ECONOMIC IMPACT OF SUPPLEMENTARY PROTECTION CERTIFICATES, PHARMACEUTICAL INCENTIV…

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January 2017

HGF Women in STEM Network Evening

HGF are hosting a Women in STEM Network Evening focusing on the CRISPR IP battles on Thursday 19th January at the Wellcome Trust in London.

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January 2017

UPC aims to be operational by December 2017

The UKIPO UPC Taskforce and the UPC Preparatory Committee have today confirmed that Provisional Application Phase (PAP) for the UPC will start end of spring 2017. This means they expect the UPC to become operational by December 2017.

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January 2017

IPR Conference 2017

HGF Partner Martyn Fish and Patent Director Andy Camenisch are attending this year's GIPC conference, where Martyn will be speaking.

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January 2017

The final days of replica goods

UK law in respect of artistic works which have been industrially manufactured (more than 50 were made) changed significantly in July 2016. 28th January 2017 will mark the “depletion date”; after this date, no unauthorised copies of artistic works may be sold, put into circulation or commu…

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