Welcome to the monthly update from the Life Sciences team at S&B containing news about recent and topical developments.
Life Sciences Update - January 2019
As the uncertainty about whether the UK will depart the EU with a deal or without a deal continues, we set out below a checklist of the practical issues which are likely to arise in relation to intellectual property on a ‘no-deal’ Brexit.... Read more
As the European Medicines Agency closed its doors in London on 25 January, Brexit preparations in the UK continued apace. Here is a summary of some of the recent developments. On 26 November 2018 (letter publicly published on 31 December 2018) the ... Read more
Repurposed Drugs: The Supreme Court Deals a blow to patentees
The repurposing of existing drugs is becoming ever more important in finding new treatments and can present significant cost savings compared to developing new drugs from laboratory to market. Published in Pharmafocus. Read more
New court rules governing disclosure and preservation of documents came into effect from 1 January 2019. They affect disputes in the Business and Property Courts (but not including IPEC). In light of these new rules businesses would be well advised to review their existing document retention and management procedures, HR policies and terms of contract with agents and third parties. Read more
Disclosure Pilot Workshop
Date: 6 March 2019
Location: Stevens & Bolton office, Guildford
The introduction of a mandatory disclosure Pilot is a wholesale change in approach from the previous regime. The new regime requires all businesses to consider existing document retention and management policies and procedures to manage risk, in the event of disputes arising in the future.
To help you navigate the changes and to offer practical advice and tips on the impact on your business and current policies, we are hosting a roundtable workshop at our offices in Guildford. Learn more