Biotechnology

Biotech vs Medtech: Differences in Mapping an IP Portfolio

This article was originally published on Biotech and Money as a two-part series. Read part one here. IP portfolio management is often overlooked, but is extremely important if the goal is to protect products or services in the most cost-efficient way possible. However, the process of mapping an IP portfolio to...

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Biotech vs Medtech: Divergence in Intellectual Property Strategy

The landscape of innovation and investment in the healthcare sector has changed dramatically with the digital revolution and the rise of medtech – the physical devices used in healthcare – ranging from drug delivery devices to diagnostic kits and software for the interpretation of health and wellbeing data. Investors in...

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Loss of priority leads to revocation of key CRISPR patent at European Patent Office

In a previous article, we reported on the preliminary opinion of the Opposition Division issued during the opposition to the Broad Institute’s European CRISPR patent EP2771468. Yesterday, the oral hearing before the opposition division at the European Patent Office (EPO) deciding this matter was concluded with complete revocation of the...

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GJE client Lundbeckfonden Emerge invests €2.6 million in SNIPR Biome Limited

On August 25 2017, Lundbeckfonden Emerge announced the completion of a €2.6 million investment in SNIPR Biome Limited. SNIPR Biome is pioneering its proprietary CRISPR technology to revolutionise the treatment of microbial diseases. The constructs developed by SNIPR can subvert elements of the endogenous bacterial CRISPR machinery to targetedly eliminate...

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Prioritising Priority – getting your procedural ducks in a row

In a previous article, we reported the outcome of the US interference proceedings in the ongoing dispute between the Broad Institute and the University of California Berkeley over who really “owns” CRISPR. Attention has now turned to Europe, where the Opposition Division of the EPO has issued a preliminary and...

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