< Back to latest news & events

Event

Life Sciences Patent Network Europe 2019

November 2019

Event date: 21st November 2019

HGF Partner Dr Claire Irvine will be hosting a roundtable on Navigating the CRISPR patent and licensing landscape at Life Sciences Patent Network Europe 2019 on 21st November.

CRISPR gene-editing continues to hit the headlines regularly as a ground-breaking technology with many millions now flowing into companies seeking to exploit the technology in both the therapeutic and agricultural fields. Unfortunately, the IP landscape continues to lack clarity with possibility of divergence between Europe and the US.

Oral proceedings for the University of California have been scheduled at the EPO for early February 2020 with the preliminary non-binding opinion of the opposition division favouring the patentees on coverage extending to CRISPR/Cas9 gene-editing in eukaryotic cells.

Join Dr Claire Irvine’s roundtable session, where she will discuss and update you on:

  • The CRISPR IP saga and the interplay between the latest chapter in Europe and the US
  • New interference proceedings instigated by the USPTO
  • Opposition and appeal proceedings affecting key European patents at the European Patent Office
  • The considerations about freedom-to-operate in the absence of resolution of a standard for CRISPR gene-editing for therapy and the growing number of claims outside the main battle lines.

Attendees

Latest updates

IP Ingredients: Summer case law review

As the summer reaches its peak and we reach for the ice-cream, it’s time to catch up on the legal battles in the food & drink sector that have been …

Read article
Event - 8th August 2024

pro-manchester Retail Lunch

HGF is proud to be sponsoring the pro-manchester Retail Lunch. The pro-manchester Retail Lunch will be held at the Manchester Marriott Victoria & Albert Hotel on Thursday, 8th August. The …

Event details

eControl System’s marketing and selling practices create unfair impression of a commercial connection with AGA

In July 2023, iconic British brand AGA Rangemaster Group Limited (“AGA”) filed a trade mark infringement and copyright complaint directed to eControl System’s[1] second-hand refurbished AGA cookers. The case vindicates …

Read article

Fuelling innovation – The IP Behind Sports Nutrition

The importance of innovation in sporting success With the Euros in full swing and the Olympics on the horizon, this summer elite athletes will be pushed to the limits of …

Read article

UPC issues two first instance decisions on infringement

Last week, just over one year since it became operational, the UPC handed down its first major decision in an infringement action. Here, the UPC met one of its primary …

Read article

Exam Success and Congratulations

We are very proud to share news that some of our colleagues have received fantastic results in the European patent qualifying and the UK Foundation exams! We want to congratulate …

Read article