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Liverpool University and MPP strike SDN deal
30 November 2015 | Geneva
The Medicines Patent Pool (MPP) has licensed solid drug nanoparticle (SDN) technology from the University of Liverpool to accelerate the development of antiretrovirals as nanomedicines... readmore

US and Brazil team up to speed up patent prosecution
30 November 2015 | Washington
The US and Brazil have formed a Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH) pilot programme aimed at reducing patent workloads... readmore

Another step forward for the unitary patent
26 November 2015 | Munich
EU member states have agreed on the distribution of income generated from unitary patent renewal fees, paving the way for first EU-wide rights to be granted in the second half of 2016... readmore

BMS invests in life sciences fund for immuno-oncology
25 November 2015 | Munich
Bristol-Myers Squibb has teamed up with a specialist healthcare investment fund to identify breakthrough immuno-oncology technologies and products in Europe... readmore

FIZ Karlsruhe and Thomson Reuters team up
19 November 2015 | London
The FIZ Karlsruhe — Leibniz Institute for Information Infrastructure has teamed up with the intellectual property and science business of Thomson Reuters to boost access to chemical and pharmaceutical patent information... readmore

GPhA asks Congress to address biosimilar names
17 November 2015 | Washington DC
Congress should support the introduction of a biosimilar naming system, according to the Generic Pharmaceuticals Association (GPhA).. readmore

Australia issues public inquiry into IP
16 November 2015 | Sydney
The Australian government has asked the Productivity Commission to launch a 12-month public inquiry into its intellectual property system... readmore

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Matters of import
20 January 2016
Alireza Behrooz of Merchant & Gould and Nick Phillips of Edwin Coe discuss parallel importation of pharmaceuticals in the US and Europe readmore

Raising the bar
16 December 2015
Amendments to the US Civil Rules of Procedure could dissuade some non-practicing entities from targeting technology-rich sectors readmore

Making connections
02 December 2015
Changes are coming to the UK Patent Box to meet new international standards readmore

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Australia
06 January 2016
Australia’s IP system has come under the spotlight as the government considers possible reforms. Naomi Pearce and Nigel Lokan of K&L Gates speak to Tammy Facey readmore

India
11 September 2015
Mohan Dewan and Disha Dewan of R K Dewan & Co report on the ban on any changes to patent specifications or claims at the time of national phase entry via the Patent Cooperation Treaty in India readmore

India
11 September 2015
The fear that natural products would be privatised soon, or one cannot study a product of nature and benefit from it if another legally possesses it, is always in the minds of all stakeholders. D. Calab Gabriel and Maria Gabriel of Lex IP Care discuss the patenting of natural bio-materials in India readmore

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Terry Mahn
Fish & Richardson
03 February 2016
Terry Mahn of Fish & Richardson discusses the issues still to be resolved in the Food and Drug Administration’s proposed naming system for biosimilars readmore

Rogelio Nicandro
Romulo LLP
04 November 2015
Rogelio Nicandro of Romulo LLP offers some handy tips for stopping trademark infringement in the Philippines readmore

Grant Shoebridge
Shelston IP
04 November 2015
Grant Shoebridge of Shelston IP unpacks the Australian High Court’s Myriad decision readmore

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