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IP is at the heart of life sciences innovation

In recent years, technology and innovation has advanced at an unprecedented pace. Flying taxi drones, self-driving cars and 3D-printers immediately come to mind. However, exciting progress has been made in life sciences and the healthcare sector as well. With CRISPR, bionic limbs and 3D-printed tissue, the medical sector has never been closer to eliminating disease

US: Bioprinting – A life sciences and legal innovation

The patent eligibility of bioprinted products and processes has not been squarely addressed by the legislature or tested in courts. Arlene Chow and Nitya Anand explain what could be done in the future in this article, first published in issue #35 of IPPro Patents. The medical industry is undergoing a radical transformation, thanks to recent

3D Printing: Are you 3DP Ready?

3D printing has already been around for decades and has disrupted certain industries, such as hearing aids. One likely impact is an increase in IP infringement, with Gartner predicting that this could reach $100 billion a year by 2018. Now that a number of key patents have expired, 3D printers are becoming cheaper and offer

Protecting IP in the era of 3D printing

3D printing has emerged as a growing force in industries as diverse as retail, automotive, and food science. As the technology takes hold in the medical device market, it brings profound changes to product manufacturing — and to the pace of innovation. Arlene Chow says the rise in availability of 3D printed devices is already

Global IP Outlook publication – Two steps forward and a look back

Shifts in the global political landscape; developments in intellectual property and technology law; and the emergence of disruptive technologies. Businesses need to adapt and stay ahead of the curve to protect, enforce and manage their IP. In this publication, our global Intellectual Property Team provides an overview of the key trends that shaped our work

LSIPR Video interview – The 3D printed pill: A reality with opportunities & risks

You would be wrong to think that the 3D printed pill is “the next big thing” – it already exists and the FDA has already authorised such a pill. In an interview with Life Sciences IP Review, Stella Wong outlines why pharma and medical device companies should be looking at the opportunities and risk mitigation around this disruptive

Germany: 3D-Printing – How are trademarks affected?

From a legal perspective, the new technology of 3D-printing particularly affects industrial property rights. Printed products may infringe patents, designs or utility models as well as trademark rights. The question of the liability of print shops creating products with this technology from originals provided by third parties also has to be raised. This article focuses

Hong Kong Customs steps up efforts against counterfeit cosmetics

In a recent interview, the Hong Kong Customs & Excise Department explained the efforts that Customs has taken to tackle counterfeit cosmetics in the Hong Kong market and urged IP right owners to record their IP rights with Customs to facilitate such anti-counterfeiting efforts. Customs officers in particular mentioned the success that Customs recently had