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Lack of access to patent advice is a huge problem for start-ups and SMEs in Europe
Feb09

Lack of access to patent advice is a huge problem for start-ups and SMEs in Europe

Last week I was at the European Patent Office in The Hague to make a presentation at the annual two-day, DG1 management meeting. This is a get-together of all directors and managers in the office’s operations directorate-general, the one that is responsible for dealing with examinations and oppositions. For the first time, this year a group of outside speakers was invited to attend. Some gave their views on the performance of the...

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EOS, Additive Industries Sign Patent License Agreement
Dec02

EOS, Additive Industries Sign Patent License Agreement

EINDHOVEN, Netherlands and KRAILLING, Germany, Dec 1, 2015 – EOS, the global technology and quality leader for high-end solutions in additive manufacturing (AM), and Dutch 3D metal printing equipment manufacturer Additive Industries have signed a patent licence agreement in the field of industrial additive manufacturing of metals. Both companies strongly believe in the opportunities 3D metal printing has to offer to the high-end...

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Medicines Patent Pool Partners with Liverpool University On HIV Nanomedicines
Dec02

Medicines Patent Pool Partners with Liverpool University On HIV Nanomedicines

The Medicines Patent Pool has signed a collaborative agreement with the University of Liverpool to develop HIV nanomedicines. According to a press release , the agreement includes an MPP licence for the university’s Solid Drug Nanoparticle (SDN) technology. This new agreement seeks to accelerate the development of the World Health Organization-recommended antiretrovirals as nanomedicines, it said. The agreement covers “a territory of...

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Expert expects patent litigation in Europe to look very different five years from now
Nov30

Expert expects patent litigation in Europe to look very different five years from now

FOCUS: Patent litigation in Europe in five years will look very different from now owing to major reforms to the patent framework and a new wave of technology relevant to wearables and the ‘internet of things’. To celebrate Out-Law’s 15th birthday we are looking ahead to the big changes facing business in the next five years. Read more and follow our celebrations on Out-Law and on Twitter. It is likely that more...

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A Few Steps Closer to the European Unitary Patent System
Nov10

A Few Steps Closer to the European Unitary Patent System

JURIST Guest Columnist Ewelina Kemp of the University of Pittsburgh School of Law discusses the recent developments of Patent Law in the European Union… Fall 2015 appears to be a prominent time for European Patent Law. On September 30, 2015 Italy formally became the twenty sixth EU state member involved in the enhanced cooperation on the Unitary Patent (UP). The next day, on October 1, seven EU member states signed the Protocol...

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Finland: UPC Ratification Progresses In Finland
Nov05

Finland: UPC Ratification Progresses In Finland

Greetings everyone, I just thought that I share this if someone has missed this important piece of European patent law reform and advancements in Finland! In February this year, the Ministry of Employment and Economy of Finland set up a Working Group to make preparations for the ratification of the Unified Patent Court Agreement (“UPC Agreement”). The resulting memorandum has now been published, including a draft for a...

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TxCell secures key CAR-Treg patent in exclusive option deal with Yeda
Nov05

TxCell secures key CAR-Treg patent in exclusive option deal with Yeda

French biotech company TxCell (Euronext Paris: TXCL) announced yesterday that it has entered into an exclusive option agreement with Yeda Research and Development Co, the technology transfer arm of the Weizmann Institute of Science in Rehovot, Israel. Financial terms of the option and of the license were not disclosed. Resulting from the exclusive option agreement, TxCell will gain exclusive access to a CAR-Treg patent for suppression...

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