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Patents & innovation

The EU torpedoes itself in cross-border patent disputes

6 May 2021
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by Paul England, DPhil

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Life sciences & healthcare

Paul England and Simon Cohen launch new life sciences IP guide

23 March 2021

by Paul England, DPhil and Simon Cohen

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Digital health

mHealth apps – top tips for GDPR compliance

26 January 2021
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by Debbie Heywood

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Life sciences & healthcare

One Nucleus Genesis Digital 2020 – Key takeaways from our cell and gene therapy panel session

6 January 2021
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by Adrian Toutoungi

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Life sciences & healthcare

8+2+1 plus what? How UK data and market exclusivity rights will be affected from 1 January 2021

3 December 2020
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by Alison Dennis and Paul England, DPhil

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Life sciences & healthcare

Biologics and biosimilars litigation update

25 November 2020
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by multiple authors

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Patents & innovation

Why developments in global trade will highlight patent enforcement in the UK and Trans-Pacific countries

16 November 2020
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Medical devices

The medical device regulatory regime in Great Britain and Northern Ireland after 31 December 2020

3 November 2020

by Alison Dennis

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Life sciences & healthcare

SPC for ezetimibe/simvastatin considered invalid in preliminary relief proceedings

23 October 2020
Briefing

by Judith Krens

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Life sciences & healthcare

Placing medical devices on the UK market after the end of Brexit transition

21 October 2020
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by Alison Dennis

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Life sciences & healthcare

Targeted treatments – Part 4: patenting digital devices

16 October 2020
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by Paul England, DPhil

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Life sciences & healthcare

Targeted treatments – Part 3: the power of orphan drug protection

15 October 2020
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by Paul England, DPhil

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Life sciences & healthcare

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Life sciences & healthcare

One Nucleus Genesis Digital 2020 – Key takeaways from our cell and gene therapy panel session

6 January 2021
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by Adrian Toutoungi

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Life sciences & healthcare

Biologics and biosimilars litigation update

25 November 2020
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by multiple authors

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Life sciences & healthcare

Biologics and biosimilars litigation update

7 August 2020
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by Matthew Royle, Ph.D.

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Life sciences & healthcare

Return to work: key issues for life sciences

4 August 2020
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by Helen Farr and Adrian Toutoungi

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Life sciences & healthcare

Dissecting the Regeneron v Kymab mouse case – what it says and its impact on patents

27 July 2020
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by multiple authors

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Life sciences & healthcare

Termination, force majeure and frustration – international perspectives on the life sciences sector

17 April 2020
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by multiple authors

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Commercial & consumer contracts

Competition law issues shaping the pharmaceutical sector

9 April 2020
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by Paolo Palmigiano and Louisa Penny

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Life sciences & healthcare

GDPR and life sciences – part 2

2 April 2020
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by multiple authors

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Data protection & cyber

GDPR and private sector life sciences

20 February 2020

by multiple authors

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Life sciences & healthcare

Arbitration: considerations for life science companies

31 October 2019
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by multiple authors

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Life sciences & healthcare

Biosimilars – Clearing the way for launch

30 September 2019
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Life sciences & healthcare

Managing cybersecurity risk: a life sciences perspective

1 July 2019
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by Vinod Bange and Jessie Prynne

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