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Taylor Wessing launches the Taylor Wessing Patent Map
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Access to medicines in developing countries – what likely impact will GSK’s move have?


Matthew Royle examines developments in the efforts to widen access to medicines in the poorest countries.



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Countdown to the UPC: Part 1 (April 2016 update) – opt-out and the transitional period

Paul England and Verena Bertram provide a step-by-step guide to Unified Patent Court opt-out... read more


Infringement of second medical use patents – where are we now?

Paul England looks at how the courts have addressed pharmaceutical second medical use patents cases in a number of important European jurisdictions over the past year... read more


CJEU confirms orphan drug market exclusivity

Matthew Royle discusses the CJEU ruling in Teva v the European Medicines Agency concerning the market exclusivity period attaching to orphan medicinal products... read more


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