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.
The summer music at Schloss Rheydt is a live open-air festival which has already welcomed many famous guests: from BAP to Roger Cicero, classics such as UB40, Paul Carrack or José Feliziano or even the next generation of Buena Vista Social Club namely Günter von Dorp as initiator and spiritus rector of concerts whose full-time ... Read More
Malicious gossip has it that Led Zeppelin was the best “cover band” in the world. There is something true in it as the band who owes their name to the legendary “Who” drummer Keith Moon („Jimmy Page plays his guitar like a Led Zeppelin“) must be considered to have been previously convicted as they have ... Read More