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The importance of IP due diligence

Global - June 3 2020 In the pharmaceutical and biotechnology sectors, industry consolidation has reached an all time high as a result of intensifying competition from…

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Inventorship - a muddy concept at best

Australia - January 16 2017 Inventorship has been described as “one of muddiest concepts in the muddy metaphysics of the patent law”. Mueller Brass Co. v. Reading Industries, Inc…

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Extension of term on 'Swiss-style' pharmaceutical claims

Australia - September 12 2016 In August 2015, we reported on a decision of the Australian Patent Office dealing with three applications by Abbvie Biotechnology for extensions of…

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Expect the unexpected | Patenting antibodies in Asia

China, Japan, South Korea - September 6 2016 Monoclonal antibodies are important human therapeutic agents and represent some of the largest selling drugs in the world. Patents relating to…

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Pharmaceutical extensions of term still not available for patents to methods of treatment

Australia - August 6 2015 A very recent decision of the Australian Patent Office has upheld the current application of the law in relation to extensions of term in Australia…

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