Topical Issues

Topical issues connects you with information and analysis on the most important legal and regulatory developments that you need to know about. Written by our team of experts, they explain in commercially relevant terms how these issues will impact upon the life sciences sector now and in the future.

Topical Issues
The exception to parallel importation and its interplay with SPC protection
Supplementary Protection Certificates 1: what products can be protected by an SPC?
Supplementary protection certificates 2: how must a product be identified in a patent for the purpose of SPC protection?
SPCs: where are we and where are we going?
Licence held to be exclusive despite option
Latest developments on UK ratification of the UPC
Common issues of direct patent infringement: 4 – infringing by repair?
Common issues of direct patent infringement: 3 – numerical ranges
Does the SPC Regulation apply to drug-device combinations (<em>paclitaxel diluting stent</em>)?
The EMA will move to Amsterdam
Truvada – The Regional Court of Munich interprets combination SPCs narrowly
Public Consultation on SPCs and Patent Research Exemptions
Common issues of direct patent infringement: 2
Failure to date references in advertisement violates German Drug Advertising Act