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  1. Legal news
    16 May 2019
    Report from Med-Tech Innovation Expo 2019
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/uk/bird-and-birds-ewan-grist-chris-de-mauny-and-toby-bond-spoke-at-the-med-tech-innovation-expo

    Ewan explored the legal issues which arise at various stages of the lifecycle of a medical device; from product concept, though prototyping, testing, refinement, manufacture, marketing and placing on the market.

  2. Legal news
    21 January 2020
    Transfers of value to “influencers”: new disclosure obligation for companies in the health sector
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/uk/transfers-of-value-to-influencers-new-disclosure-obligation-for-companies-in-the-health-sector

    The list of beneficiaries of transfers of value subject to compulsory disclosure in the French public “transparency” database include “persons who, in the media or on social media, present one or several health ...

  3. Legal news
    19 November 2019
    The English Patents Court examines the law on enablement in the context of lack of novelty based on both prior publication and prior use.
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/uk/the-english-patents-court-examines-the-law-on-enablement-in-the-context-of-lack

    Earlier this year (17 July 2019) in Takeda UK Limited v F. Hoffmann-La Roche AG Mr Justice Colin Birss of the Patents Court of the English High Court of Justice handed down a judgment holding that Roche’s European ...

  4. Legal news
    15 November 2018
    Supreme Court defines plausibility in the context of sufficiency
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2018/uk/supreme-court-defines-plausibility-in-the-context-of-sufficiency

    A majority postulates a new "outward presentation test" to deal with the infringement of second medical use patents.

  5. 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.

  6. Legal news
    09 September 2021
    Bird & Bird's Venture Capital team advises Horizons Ventures on its investment in Owlstone Medical
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2021/uk/bird-and-bird-venture-capital-team-advises-horizons-ventures

    Bird & Bird LLP’s London Corporate team acted for global investor, Horizons Ventures, in its participation in Owlstone Medical’s $58M Series D fundraise. The round was led by Horizons Ventures, a Hong-Kong based VC firm ...

  7. Legal news
    25 February 2021
    International Comparative Legal Guide to Digital Health 2021
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2021/uk/international-comparative-legal-guide-to-digital-health2021

    The 2nd edition of the International Comparative Legal Guide to Digital Health 2021 is a practical cross-border insight into digital health law. Sally Shorthose, Toby Bond, Philippe Bradley-Schmieg and Pieter Erasmus ...

  8. Legal news
    22 December 2020
    High Court considers requirements for an exclusive patent licence (Neurim v Mylan)
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/uk/high-court-considers-requirements-for-an-exclusive-patent-licence

    In the LexisNexis case analysis, Senior IP Associate, Will Smith, talks about the decision in the following matter: Neurim Pharmaceuticals (1991) Ltd & Anor v Generics UK Ltd (t\a MYLAN) [2020] EWHC 3270 (Pat). This ...

  9. Legal news
    17 March 2020
    COVID-19: UK Public Health Perspectives
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/uk/covid-19-uk-public-health-perspectives

    As Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to spread across the globe, in an effort to prepare for all eventualities, on 10 February 2020, the UK Government passed into law The Health Protection (Coronavirus) Regulations ...

  10. Legal news
    24 February 2020
    Blockchain in the Life Sciences & Healthcare Sectors
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/global/blockchain-in-the-life-sciences-and-healthcare-sectors

    Blockchain is perhaps best known as the technology on which Bitcoin and other digital cryptocurrencies are built. Adoption of blockchain technology – especially in the financial services sector – has been rapid but in ...