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15th June 2022
“For medical purposes” – a case for unblurring the lines between pharma and nutritional products

Food-pharma industry convergence is not a new development. In 2013, a study of the patent citation data of 274 published European patents by 5 EU Medical Nutrition companies revealed the …

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15th June 2022
Artificial intelligence inventions in healthcare – can you patent them in Europe?

Artificial Intelligence (AI) has moved from the realm of science fiction firmly into the mainstream of technological innovation. Trained AI models in some cases are able to perform data analysis …

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15th June 2022
3D shape trade marks for medical devices

Innovation in medical devices continues strongly and the introduction of IoT and 3D printing (amongst others) has led to an acceleration in new medical devices. Whilst patents and designs are …

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15th June 2022
Patenting digital mental health

Mental health and behavioural disorders have a profound impact on wellbeing worldwide, with an estimated 13% of the global population suffering from a mental health or substance use disorder [1]. …

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31st May 2022
Patenting antibodies in the US and Europe

Is the USPTO now stricter than the EPO on antibody claims? A consideration of recent developments from both sides of the pond. Patent protection for monoclonal antibodies, bispecific antibodies and …

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4th January 2022
UPC could open its doors in 2022

With news that the Austrian parliament has ratified the Protocol on the provisional application of the Agreement on a Unified Patent Court on 2 December 2021, the Unified Patent Court …

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4th January 2022
Getting your first filing right

One of the most often asked questions of patent attorneys is “when should we file?” Both timing and content of a first filing should be important strategic decisions. This is …

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4th January 2022
Tarilian Laser Technologies – a case study in due diligence

When deciding whether to invest in a company, an investor will inevitably have to decide the value of the company. Taking a simplified view, a company’s valuation can be considered …

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4th January 2022
Health-conscious IP strategies

Strategies for navigating European patent portfolios in healthcare. Securing patent protection is critically important for innovative companies operating in the healthcare sector. European patent filings in healthcare, and particularly those …

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