Protecting Biological Inventions – A Well-defined Issue?

Dec 10, 2012

Of the three major sciences – physics, chemistry and biology – the biological sciences are the baby of the family. As such, our understanding of biological systems is less well developed than our understanding of the physical and chemical world around us. Jon Gowshall at Forresters describes how the relationship between science and the law is always a little fraught.     [prettyfilelink src=”http://ipimediaworld.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/1-Protecting-Biological-Inventions-A-Well-defined-Issue.pdf” type=”pdf”]1 Protecting Biological Inventions – A Well-defined Issue?[/prettyfilelink] ...

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IP Audits: A Health Check for your Intellectual Property

Dec 10, 2012

For most biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies, Intellectual Property (IP) is the solid foundation on which the business is built. But when was the last time that you reviewed your IP assets? Elaine Eggington at IP Pragmatics discusses how an IP audit is a valuable tool to look at each potential area of IP, including patent s, trade marks, copyright, branding and confidential know-how (trade secrets) to ensure that they are being identified and managed correctly.   [prettyfilelink src=”http://ipimediaworld.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/2-IP-Audits-A-Health-Check-for-your-Intellectual-Property.pdf” type=”pdf”]IP Audits- A Health Check for your Intellectual Property[/prettyfilelink] ...

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Rising Supply Chain Exposures

Dec 10, 2012

Pharmaceutical, biotech and medical equipment companies increasingly source raw materials, components, manufacturing processes and services externally. By using suppliers in markets such as Eastern Europe, India, the Far East and increasingly China, they are able to take advantage of lower costs and greater efficiencies. Andrew Catton at Miller Insurance explains why with supply chains becoming more complex, and a growing reliance on “lean” manufacturing processes, there are also increasing risks associated with globalisation. ...

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