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  1. Legal news
    30 September 2019
    Bird & Bird secures win in preliminary injunction patent case before the Düsseldorf Courts
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/germany/bird-and-bird-secures-win-in-preliminary-injunction-patent-case-before-the-dusseldorf-courts

    On September 26, 2019, the Higher Regional Court of Düsseldorf confirmed on appeal that Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. (“Teva”) – one of Bird & Bird’s key clients – is entitled to a preliminary injunction against ...

  2. Legal news
    24 May 2019
    Can CRISPR save the Cavendish?
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/global/can-crispr-save-the-cavendish

    The world's most popular banana is dying. Scientists are using the gene-editing mechanism CRISPR to try and save it from extinction.

  3. Legal news
    06 September 2019
    China passed new amendments to the Drug Administration Law
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/global/china-passed-new-amendments-to-the-drug-administration-law

    On 26 August 2019, China's National People's Congress passed the final amendments to the Drug Administration Law ("DAL"), which will take effect on 1 December 2019. The DAL was first enacted in 1984, then substantively ...

  4. Legal news
    12 February 2020
    UK Supreme Court hearing appeal over permitted breadth of patent claims
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/uk/uk-supreme-court-hearing-appeal-over-permitted-breadth-of-patent-claims

    Although concerned with a complex gene technology, the outcome of this appeal will have substantial impact on the validity of patents generally where doubts are raised as to the level of disclosure provided in a patent ...

  5. Legal news
    27 March 2019
    Supreme Court holds Dosage Regime Patent Obvious
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/global/supreme-court-holds-dosage-regime-patent-obvious

    Today in Actavis v ICOS the Supreme Court unanimously ruled that the ICOS patent for a Tadalafil dosing regime was invalid. Lord Hodge gave the only judgment, with Lady Hale, Lord Kerr, Lord Sumption and Lord Briggs in ...

  6. Legal news
    04 June 2019
    Investing in the future of cannabis in the UK - lessons from the German model
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/uk/investing-in-the-future-of-cannabis-in-the-uk--lessons-from-the-german-model

    The excitement around the potential for the UK cannabis market – medicinal and nutritional – to continue opening up has really intensified in the first half of 2019.

  7. Legal news
    08 May 2019
    Manufacturing and stockpiling waiver set to limit rights of holders of SPCs for medicines
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/global/manufacturing-and-stockpiling-waiver-set-to-limit-rights-of-holders-of-spcs-for-medicines

    On 17 April 2019, the European Parliament approved, by a large majority, an amendment of the Regulation on Supplementary Protection Certificates ("SPCs").

  8. Legal news
    02 July 2019
    Transfer of value: amendments to the French “anti-gift” provisions by the draft Health Act
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/global/transfer-of-value-amendments-to-the-french-anti-gift-provisions-by-the-draft-health-act

    The French so-called “anti-gift” provisions strictly frame the conditions under which companies in the health sector are allowed to provide advantages, in cash or in kind, to healthcare professionals ("HCPs”)

  9. Legal news
    18 March 2019
    French Legal Framework for the exchange of health data by secured health messaging systems
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/france/french-legal-framework-for-the-exchange-of-health-data-by-secured-health-messaging-systems

    Before the entry into force of the GDPR on May 25th 2018, healthcare professionals and facilities and professionals in medico-social sectors empowered by law in France had to comply with the provisions stated in the ...