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Old drugs, new tricks: patent considerations in drug repurposing
  • Mewburn Ellis LLP
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • January 28 2015

The drug discovery and development path for a New Chemical Entity (NCE) can take 10 to 15 years and cost 1 to 2 billion dollars. Repurposing is the


Of broccoli, tomatoes, and watermelons: plant science round-up
  • Mewburn Ellis LLP
  • European Union
  • January 28 2015

The patentability of plants has been the subject of much discussion in Europe in recent years, following decisions by the Enlarged Board of Appeal in


Parthenotes are not stem cells, rules CJEU
  • Mewburn Ellis LLP
  • European Union
  • January 28 2015

In decision C 36413 ISCO v. Comptroller handed down on 18 December 2014, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) decided that unfertilised


The European Court of Justice again on supplementary protection certificates
  • Martini Manna Avvocati
  • European Union
  • February 4 2015

On 15 January, the European Court of Justice (“ECJ”) ruled in Case C- 63113 concerning supplementary protection certificates (“SPCs”). As is known


Brevetto Unitario Europeo: la Corte di Giustizia respinge entrambi i ricorsi avanzati dalla Spagna
  • Martini Manna Avvocati
  • European Union, Spain
  • May 7 2015

Con due recentissime sentenze nelle cause C-14613 e C-14713 la Corte di Giustizia Europea ha posto definitivamente fine alle speranze della


European unitary patent: the ECJ rejects two applications filed by Spain
  • Martini Manna Avvocati
  • European Union, Spain
  • May 7 2015

With two very recent judgments in cases C-14613 and C-14713 the European Court of Justice (ECJ) put an end to Spain’s hopes of obtaining the


European - pharmaceutical & healthcare newsletter, August 2015
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • European Union
  • August 10 2015

On 27 July 2015 EMA published its revised guidelines on accelerated assessment and conditional marketing authorization for consultation. The


EU, UK: CJEU opinion delivered on the Specific Mechanism
  • Hogan Lovells
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • October 23 2014

Advocate General Niilo Jääskinen’s opinion on the interpretation of the Specific Mechanism (in the case of Merck v Sigma (Case C-53913) was


As expected, the Spanish unitary patent inquisition fails to convert Court of Justice
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • European Union, Spain
  • May 5 2015

The Court of Justice of the European Union has today rejected Spain's second round of challenges to the Regulations establishing a unitary patent via


Canada and Europe establish a Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH) for accelerated examination
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • Canada, European Union
  • November 11 2014

On September 24, 2014, the Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO) and the European Patent Office (EPO) signed a Memorandum of Understanding