Genetic Engineering and Molecular Biomedicine belong to the most fascinating and fastest developing areas in Life Sciences and represent key areas of competence for IP2. Therefore our scientific advisors Martin Fabry and Julia Betzin comment on recent developments in these fields.
Sofusbovir is a substance from the group of nucleotide prodrugs, which has been successfully marketed by the US pharmaceutical company Gilead since 2013 as a medicament under the brand name „SOVALDI“. Sofosbuvir inhibits the RNA-dependent enzyme NS5B polymerase, which plays an important role in the replication of specific viruses. Thus, the substance is effective against ... Read More
LAWYER MONTHLY is one the leading law journals with a strong editorial focus on legal news from across key practices areas, jurisdictions and sectors, both from established and emerging markets. It was therefore an honor being asked to comment on trends and expected changes with regard to IP law firms.
In recent years, advances in the CRISPR-Cas9 technology lead to a revolution in genome engineering across the world. The easy to use components of the technique facilitate accurate and fast genomic manipulation. Successful applications have been reported in human cells as well as embryos. This technology presents modern medicine with the possibility to treat diseases ... Read More
The world’s pre-eminent IP strategists have been named in the latest edition of IAM Strategy 300 – The World’s Leading IP Strategists, and after 2017 for the second time Bernd Fabry and IP2 have been awarded.
The word „GLEN“ comes from the Gaelic and refers to a narrow valley. The Scottish firewater’s friends are aware of the numerous whiskeys whose brand name begins with this abbreviation and which, in general, actually represents a geographical origin. What can be said now if a small German company, which is not located in the ... Read More
The involvement in the diesel exhaust scandal is currently not the only legal worksite with which Germany’s prominent carmaker Porsche has to deal. Last week, the District Court Stuttgart advised on the admissibility of a lawsuit filed by Ingrid Steineck, the daughter of former Porsche chief designer Erwin Komenda.
Wheat that is resistant to mildew and maize that knows no stress: Only two recent examples of crops with improved characteristics, as they have been the focus of commercial interests since the early days of genetic engineering and have sometimes earned sad fame.
It is not enough for education to create more vacancies. These vacancies must also be filled and, at the moment, we do not have that staff. – Yvonne Gebauer, Minister of Education NRW – It was a sobering summary, the Minister of Education Yvonne Gebauer (FDP) drew on the 5th Rheydter Schlossgespräche, this time ... Read More