Fiona Stevens

The never-ending debate on the value of second medical use patents

It is well established that a second medical use patent may be validly obtained in Europe for any second or further therapeutic use of a known drug, providing the use is novel and inventive. However, it can be difficult to enforce a second medical use patent if the drug is...

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The Patent Debate

“When should I get a patent?” is a question that bedevils the research community. While the importance of timing in maximizing an invention’s value is increasingly recognized, choosing the moment to file can give researchers headaches. The simple answer is often ‘as early as possible’, but there can be good...

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