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Personalized medicine: patent issues in Canada and Europe

  • Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP
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  • Canada, European Union
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  • October 16 2014

Canada Introduction 'Personalized medicine', in its broadest aspects, is essentially the tailoring of treatments to individual characteristics, needs

Unified Patent Court (UPC) - latest news

  • Dehns
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  • European Union, United Kingdom
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  • October 9 2014

As reported here June 2014 was a busy month in terms of states ratifying the UPC agreement bringing the number of states ratifying the UPC agreement

IPR, EPO opposition and UK litigation

  • Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP
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  • European Union, United Kingdom, USA
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  • October 9 2014

We report here on what appears to be one of the first IPR cases to have corresponding validity challenges in other jurisdictions, namely Europe at

The UPC agreement and the EU service regulation the right to a translation

  • Bird & Bird
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  • European Union
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  • October 8 2014

In procedures voor een nationale rechter heeft een in een ander EU-land gevestigde gedaagde recht op een vertaling van de dagvaarding. Dat is in de

Favorable decision regarding Shire's European patent covering VYVANSE

  • Frommer Lawrence & Haug LLP
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  • European Union
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  • October 8 2014

The European Patent Office's ("EPO") Opposition Division issued its written decision maintaining Shire's European patent covering VYVANSE (marketed

Consolidated CETA text released Patent term restoration and innovator right of appeal in PM(NOC) proceedings part of EU trade agreement

  • Norton Rose Fulbright LLP
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  • Canada, European Union
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  • October 6 2014

On September 26, 2014, after five years of negotiations, the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) consolidated text was finally released

Canada and Europe now connected on the Patent Prosecution Highway

  • Bereskin & Parr LLP
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  • Canada, European Union
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  • October 6 2014

The Canadian Intellectual Property Office ("CIPO") has signed a bilateral agreement with the European Patent Office ("EPO") to establish a Patent

Comparison of timelines with Europe

  • Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP
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  • European Union, USA
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  • October 3 2014

While we have previously compared and contrasted European Patent Office (EPO) oppositions with the new US post grant challenges, what has not been

Unified Patent Court status update

  • Ropes & Gray LLP
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  • European Union
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  • October 2 2014

Press on the long-awaited European Unified Patent Court has been quiet this summer but the new system is progressing nonetheless. Below is a

Canada-EU Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement negotiation completed: additional protection for innovative pharmaceutical products

  • Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP
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  • Canada, European Union
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  • October 1 2014

On September 26, 2014, Canada and the EU announced completion of negotiations on the Canada-EU Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA