The 2016 Finance Bill has been published and contains legislation (at Clause 60 and schedule 9) amending the Patent Box rules.
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.
HGF Partner Iain Armstrong will be attending this year's AUTM Annual Meeting in Florida, Hollywood from 12th - 15th March 2017.
Matt Dixon and Dr Balvinder Matharu will be attending the 8th Global IP Exchange, which takes place 6th - 8th March in Berlin.
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.
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 the UP & UPC. Here are some headlines and latest news from the event: