Life Sciences Update - April 2018

Life Sciences Update - April 2018

Welcome to the monthly update from the Life Sciences team at S&B containing news about recent and topical developments.

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Charlotte Tillett, Gustaf Duhs
  1. Unified Patent Court One Step Closer after UK Ratification

    In a significant development for international patent litigation, on 26 April 2018, the UK announced its ratification of the Unified Patent Court Agreement (“ UPCA ”). If implemented, this will create an international court with jurisdiction over... Read more
  2. An update on the rights of EU citizens post Brexit

    As the Brexit deal begins, ever so slowly, to take shape, the UK Government has made welcome concessions on the position of EU migrants already in the UK or who are thinking of coming to the UK to live and work after Brexit. The Government has recently... Read more
  3. Stevens & Bolton works with SETsquared Surrey & S100 Club to support entrepreneurs

    Stevens & Bolton is proud to support SETsquared Surrey, part of the world’s number 1 university incubator in partnership with the Universities of Bath, Bristol, Exeter, Southampton and Surrey. Since its creation in 2002, SETsquared Surrey has... Read more
  4. EMI - Important Warning for Imminent Grants of Options

    Late on Wednesday 4 April, HMRC published Employment Related Securities Bulletin No 27 which notes that State Aid approval for the grant of enterprise management incentive (“EMI”) options will not be renewed by the date the current approval... Read more
  5. "Pre-cancerous" condition a deemed disability under the Equality Act 2010

    The Employment Appeal Tribunal (“EAT”) has confirmed, in Lofty v Hamis (trading as First Café), that a “pre-cancerous” skin lesion is a deemed disability for the purposes of paragraph 6 of Schedule 1 to the Equality Act 2010... Read more

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