Life Sciences

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  • Episode 272: Obviousness and the Unified Patents Court

    Video Podcast

    Submitted: 10 December 2012

    Simmons & Simmons lawyers Nicholas Fox and Gavin Lawson discuss the problem and solution approach to inventive step adopted by the EPO and its likely impact on assessment of obviousness in the proposed Unified Patents Court.

  • The new IPREG litigation regulation Restricted access


    Submitted: 22 November 2012

    Expanded litigation rights and rights of audience for patent and trade mark attorneys come into effect at the end of the year.

  • Supplementary Protection Certificates - Revisiting Swiss/Liechtenstein "First Marketing Authorisations" Restricted access


    Submitted: 24 October 2012

    This article examines the latest referral for clarification on SPC law from the English Patents Court to the European Court of Justice.

  • Where now for stem cell patents? Restricted access


    Submitted: 11 October 2012

    This article examines the legal background to stem cell patenting, in particular the criticisms levelled at the Brüstle decision and the limits on its application.

  • 英国パテントボックス Restricted access


    Submitted: 10 October 2012

    英国では、2013年4月1日より、「パテントボックス」と呼ばれる、法人税に関する新たな優遇税制を導入します。 本稿では、パテントボックスの内容、さらに、この税制が日系企業にとって利益をもたらすものか否かについて概説します。

  • Revision of the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Directive: medical device manufacturers in the frame Restricted access


    Submitted: 15 August 2012

    The revision of the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Directive (2012/19/EU) (WEEE2) has at last been published in the Official Journal of the European Union, L197, on 24 July 2012.

  • Location of UPC Central Division decided. CJEU jurisdiction on infringement removed Restricted access


    Submitted: 29 June 2012

    The proposed Unified Patent Court (UPC) will have the seat of its Central Division in Paris with further “branches” in London and Munich. The Court of Justice's jurisdiction on infringement matters has been abandoned. This article forms part of our Unified Patent Court Toolkit.

  • The EPO follows the Court of Justice on Stem Cells Restricted access


    Submitted: 20 June 2012

    The new Guidelines for examination in the EPO are out, and on the controversial subject of patenting stem cell inventions they follow the Court of Justice.

  • Episode 237: The Common European Sales Law

    Video Podcast

    Submitted: 19 June 2012

    Simmons & Simmons partner Mark Dewar and colleague Michiko Jo look at the key concepts and issues of the Common European Sales Law.

  • Unifying patent litigation Restricted access


    Submitted: 28 May 2012

    With final agreement on the UPLS set for June 2012 by the European Council, what are the implications of the patent package? This article forms part of our Unified Patent Court Toolkit.

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