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German Constitutional Court declares the vote on the ratification act of the UPC Agreement unconstitutional because of a lack of the required quorum
Today the German Constitutional Court (Bundesverfassungsgericht) ruled that the German ratification...
March 20, 2020
5 min read
TGA Proposes New Course of Treatment for Software as a Medical Device
In December 2019 the Therapeutic Goods Legislation Amendment (2019 Measures No. 1) Regulations 2019...
March 10, 2020
8 min read
Digital Technologies in Healthcare: The Liability Challenges
Digital technologies are increasingly transforming the way in which products are being made and services...
February 27, 2020
12 min read
Blockchain in the Life Sciences & Healthcare Sectors
Blockchain is perhaps best known as the technology on which Bitcoin and other digital cryptocurrencies...
February 25, 2020
13 min read
SPCs For Second Medical Use Products – Is There an End in Sight?
Over the years, pharmaceutical companies have obtained Supplementary Protection Certificates (SPCs) for...
February 24, 2020
6 min read
Badmouthing Your Competitor’s Products: When Does Denigration Become an Antitrust Issue?
Over the past decade, different competition authorities across Europe have begun to identify and pursue...
February 20, 2020
25 min read
Changes in the Polish Industrial Law concerning Patents
Recent changes to the Polish Industrial Law concerning patents (enacted in October 2019), are due to...
February 13, 2020
4 min read
UK Supreme Court hearing appeal over permitted breadth of patent claims
Yesterday and today the Supreme Court has been hearing an appeal concerning Regeneron's...
February 12, 2020
12 min read
Distribution of Free Samples of Medicinal Products to Pharmacists: The Court is requested to settle an Important Issue
The European and national legislations regulate the relationship between healthcare professionals and...
February 11, 2020
4 min read
More Guidance on Pharma Settlement Agreements from the Court of Justice of the EU (ECJ)
It is clear that under certain specific circumstances, a settlement agreement between a holder of a pharmaceutical...
February 7, 2020
11 min read