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In-house roundup: Clearer Section 112 revisions wanted; orphan drug exclusivity not enough; Commission says SPC waiver benefits all; Article 3d wording examined

Patrick Wingrove, London

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


Section 112 revision must be clearer and future-proof say stakeholders

Counsel from Novartis, Fallbrook Technologies, InterDigital and the Software and Information Industry Association reveal how they would like to see reform to written description requirements handled in the US. Read More... 

Market exclusivity not right protection to incentivise orphan drug development

With small patient pools and high investment costs, pharmaceutical companies say more incentives are needed to investigate pre-existing drugs and bring about research into rare diseases. Read more... 

SPC waiver benefits all manufacturers says European Commission officer

Alfonso Callez-Sanchez explains the reasoning behind the waiver proposal, including how it was intended to benefit the entire pharmaceutical industry and spur competitiveness in the EU. Read more... 

An industry exploration of the Article 3d wording

Counsel from Valneva, Confo Therapeutics and Lazewski Depo & Partners questioned the literal and teleological interpretations of Article 3d of the SPC Regulation at the Patent Term Extension conference in Munich. Read more... 


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