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In-house IP roundup: Charities seek better IP deals; medical device start-ups' patent catch-22; USPTO eligibility guidance creates consistency

Patrick Wingrove, London

Managing IP rounds up the latest news and analysis from patent-focused businesses


Donation drop pushes medical funders to seek better IP deals

Healthcare charity IP managers say they are negotiating fairer patent commercialisation and management arrangements with universities to replace falling revenue streams and generate cash for new projects. Read more ...

MoneyMedical device start-ups face patent investment catch-22

Fledgling businesses in the medical device sector must spend enormous sums of money developing and protecting their inventions to penetrate the market and attract investment. But they often only have enough start-up money for one of those needs. Read more ...

image1USPTO eligibility guidance could create consistency for tech and life sciences

Barclays, Regeneron, Amadeus and others say the new guidance on Section 101-related subject matter could lead to more reliable patent examinations – and may mark the start of a post-Alice framework reversal. Read more ...

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