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A UK parliamentary committee has given its backing to proposed new laws which would allow organisations to conduct clinical drugs testing without infringing others' patent rights. 24 Jun 2014
A major programme of work aimed at addressing the "achingly slow" progress of research into and development of treatments for dementia is to get underway in the UK, the prime minister has announced. 19 Jun 2014
This guide was updated in May 2014.
This guide is based on UK law. It was last updated in September 2008. A patent is granted by a national patent office and will only give you monopoly rights in the country in which it is granted....
This guide is based on UK law. It was last updated in January 2012.
This guide is based on UK law. It was last updated in Januray 2012
This guide is based on UK law. It was last updated in February 2008. The end of 2001 was meant to herald a minor revolution in the way business protects its best ideas by giving a real boost to...
Clinical trial data submitted as part of marketing authorisation applications in the European Union will be available for downloading, saving and printing for academic and non-commercial research purposes, the European Medicines Agency (EMA) has said. 19 Jun 2014
The European Investment Bank (EIB) is to provide Belgian pharmaceutical company UCB with up to €75 million of "at risk co-development funding" for the development of selected UCB products, the bank has announced. 17 Jun 2014
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