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8th June 2021
Personalised drug patenting in Europe

Opportunities for additional pharmaceutical product patent protection in Europe, based on the use of a drug to treat a patient exhibiting a biomarker indicative of drug response. Recent years have …

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8th June 2021
The Internet of Medical Things

Exploring the growth of patents for connected medical devices, and how best to protect them. The Internet of Things (IoT) is expected to change our lives by creating a connected …

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8th June 2021
Covid-19 vaccine patent waivers

To waive, or not to waive, that is the question. The earliest identified date of a patient presenting with symptoms of a “novel coronavirus” in Wuhan, China is reported to …

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2nd March 2021
Women revolutionising healthcare

The UN International Day of Women and Girls in Science – 11th February and International Women’s Day – 8th March Both The UN International Day of Women and Girls in …

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2nd March 2021
A new dawn for SPCs

Will UK Courts deviate from CJEU case law and support a less restrictive interpretation of the SPC Regulation? The UK has formally exited the EU and the English Court now …

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2nd March 2021
Brexit – plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose or angst?

What does the flurry of the last minute Brexit deal mean for intellectual property (IP) and related regulatory protection for medicinal products and medical devices? How far is it more …

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2nd March 2021
Healthy data management for health apps

With health and lifestyle apps becoming increasingly thirsty for users’ personal data, what steps need to be considered when you are processing sensitive data? The increasing popularity of digital health …

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2nd March 2021
The beginning of the end for functionally defined medical devices?

What is the best practice for obtaining patent protection for functionally defined medical devices before the European Patent Office? The European Patent Office is responsible for granting European patent rights …

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2nd March 2021
AI solution to Levinthal’s paradox

DeepMind’s AI program has cracked a fiendishly complex biological problem that had remained unsolved for half a century, and has amazed scientists by demonstrating a capability to predict protein folding …

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