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  1. Legal news
    07 October 2019
    Dutch competition authority ACM publishes a sector report on the impact of biosimilars on competition between TNF-alfa inhibitors
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/netherlands/dutch-competition-authority-acm-publishes-a-sector

    The Dutch competition authority, ACM, initiated a market study in 2018 into the effect of the introduction of biosimilars on the competition between TNF alfa inhibitors. TNF-alfa inhibitors are biological medicines that ...

  2. Legal news
    12 November 2019
    PI for Tadalafil Dosage Patent refused in Italy
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/italy/pi-for-tadalafil-dosage-patent-refused-in-italy

    By decisions dated 30 July 2018, then confirmed in the appeal by decisions dated 30 August 2018, the Court of Milan dismissed PI requested by ICOS and its licensee Eli Lilly against Sandoz, ascertaining the prima facie ...

  3. Legal news
    07 February 2019
    German Federal Patent Court denies request for preliminary grant of a compulsory license – Where do we go from here?
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/germany/german-federal-patent-court-denies-request-for-preliminary-grant-of-compulsory-license

    Sanofi sought a compulsory licence for the distribution of its high cholesterol drug Praluent® but this was dismissed in preliminary proceedings (docket no: 3 LiQ 1/18).

  4. Legal news
    04 November 2019
    Are German Courts the “Spoilsport” of the “Divisional Game” when it comes to Preliminary Injunction Requests?
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/germany/are-germany-courts-the-spoilsport-of-the-divisional-game-when-it-comes-to

    If a patentee undertakes actions with respect to a patent of the same patent family (e.g. waiving the parent patent of a divisional patent), this is often negatively characterised as playing the “Divisional Game”. We ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. Legal news
    11 July 2019
    French healthcare system reform: The final steps of the legislative process are expected soon
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/france/french-healthcare-system-reform-the-final-steps-of-the-legislative-process-are-expected-soon

    The Bill of the Law on the organization and transformation of the French healthcare system at the French parliament, adoption of the final version is expected for the end of July.

  7. Legal news
    07 February 2019
    New 2019 French Patent/Software box regime: taxation at a reduced rate of 10%
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/france/new-french-patent-software-box-regime-tax-at-a-reduced-rate-of-7pc

    This new regime, applicable either to types of intangible assets or to a family of products or services, provides taxation at a reduced rate of 10% of net income generated by industrial property including patents and ...

  8. Legal news
    06 March 2019
    Telemedicine in France: state of play
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/france/telemedicine-in-france-state-of-play

    Telemedicine is governed by Article L6316-1 and R6316-1 and seq of the French public health code (code de la santé publique (CSP)).

  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 ...

  10. Legal news
    02 December 2019
    The French Health Data Hub becomes reality
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/france/the-french-health-data-hub-becomes-reality

    The French Health Data Hub was born officially with the publication on 30 November 2019 of a ministerial decision (arrêté).