Clients have been saying for several years that it would have taken less time and money to obtain a US patent in the past. Now one could say that it is a purely subjective perception and in retrospect „the good old days“ were always better. However, the observation that US examination procedures take longer and ... Read More
At the invitation of Prof. Pascual SEGURA, Professor at the UB Patent Center of the University of Barcelona, Bernd FABRY, CEO of IP2 Patentanwalts GmbH, gave around 80 lawyers and law students an overview of German employee invention law at the „Lunes de Patentes“ event, in particular with regard to employer obligations, inventors compensation and ... Read More
With the good name of sport stars, good money can still be earned – even if this takes place in the grey area of the legally permissible. Boris Becker can sing a song about it and now the Brazilian superstar Neymar has had to learn how quickly the right to his own name can be ... Read More
Supplemental Protection Certificates (SPC) can extend a patent right for a maximum of five years. A six-month additional extension is available in accordance with Regulation (EC) No 1901/2006 if the SPC relates to a medicinal product for children for which data has been submitted according to a Pediatric Investigation Plan (PIP). PIPs are required to ... Read More
Ticagrelor (trade name Brilinta, Brilique, and Possia) is a blockbuster drug produced by AstraZeneca with total sales of $1,079m in 2017. Ticagrelor: is a platelet aggregation inhibitor and is used for the prevention of thrombotic events (for example stroke or heart attack) in people with acute coronary syndrome or myocardial infarction with ST elevation.
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.