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In-house roundup: UPC: businesses still on hold; cooking up food patents; open data licences wanted; personalised medicine eligibility

Patrick Wingrove, London

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


UPC: businesses still on hold despite Judge Huber announcement 

Sceptical of a UPC breakthrough, counsel at Bracco, Johnson & Johnson, Amadeus and elsewhere say they’re grateful for a timeframe, but that they won’t be ramping up preparations until the common system is closer to establishment. Read more... 

Consumable goods companies offer IP food for thought 

IP specialists from the food and tobacco industries reveal new ways patents are used to protect consumable goods and offer advice on how best to use trade secrets for protecting products. Read more... 

Open data: tech companies seek better licences 

With the growing popularity of data development in the open source space, counsel at Red Hat, Microsoft and Benevolent AI say a mechanism is needed to enable better collaboration. Read more... 

Personalised medicine is victim of US eligibility 

US Supreme Court decisions from the past decade have slowed down innovation in personalised medicine because of eligibility hurdles for diagnostic methods and gene sequencing. Read more... 


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