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EU Court of Justice nixes patents for stem-cell inventions involving human embryo destruction

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
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  • European Union
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  • October 20 2011

The European Union (EU) Court of Justice has determined that EU patent law does not protect neural precursor cells and the processes for their production from embryonic stem cells

Researchers protest ECJ advocate general’s position on patenting stem cell technologies

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
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  • European Union
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  • May 5 2011

Viewing the issue as a matter of morality, the advocate general of the European Court of Justice (ECJ) recently delivered a non-binding ruling that would render unpatentable the cells removed from the human embryo at the blastocyst stage, because the removal involves the embryo's destruction

Wellcome Trust creates £200-million fund for UK, EU biotech startups

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
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  • European Union, United Kingdom
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  • March 29 2012

The U.K.-based Wellcome Trust has announced the creation of a £200-million fund to make long-term investments in British and European biotechnology startups

EU legal services opinion could upset proposed GM laws

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
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  • European Union
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  • November 18 2010

According to media sources, the EU Council of Ministers' Legal Service has expressed "strong doubts" about the feasibility of a proposal that would allow individual member states to set their own policies for regulating genetically modified (GM) crops

Universities abroad experiment with no-fee licensing to drive biotech partnerships

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • Australia, Canada, European Union, United Kingdom, USA
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  • May 16 2013

Universities in Australia, Canada, Europe, and the United Kingdom have reportedly embraced a 2010 Glasgow University initiative under which companies

EU Court of Justice interprets law extending patent protection for medicinal products

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
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  • European Union
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  • December 15 2011

The Court of Justice of the European Union (ECJ) has issued two rulings interpreting EU law at the request of British courts addressing whether drug makers can obtain a supplementary protection certificate (SPC), which extends patent protection, for products with active ingredients additional to those specified in the original patent

European Medicines Agency seeks feedback on biosimilars guideline

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
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  • European Union
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  • December 15 2011

The European Medicines Agency has issued for public comment a “Concept paper on the revision of the guideline on similar biological medicinal product.”

EC approves first gene therapy medicine in western world

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • European Union
  • -
  • November 15 2012

The European Commission has given final approval to uniQure’s gene therapy Glybera for the treatment of lipoprotein lipase deficiency patients with recurring acute pancreatitis

European Medicines Agency considers changes to biosimilar guidelines

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
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  • European Union
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  • October 20 2011

The European Medicines Agency (EMA) has published a concept paper outlining a number of clinical and non-clinical issues that need revision in its current “Guideline on similar biological medicinal products containing biotechnology-derived proteins as active substance"

European Commission study recommends changes to medical device and drug laws

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • European Union
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  • May 17 2012

The European Commission has issued a report that analyzes the European Union’s (EU’s) REACH regulation, which addresses the registration, evaluation, authorization and restriction of chemical substances, and identifies overlap with other EU laws