Dr Sven Bostyn Lic.Jur., LLM, PhD
Associate Professor of Biomedical Innovation Law
Law Center for Advanced studies in Biomedical Innovation Law
This session will cover the following topics:
Sufficiency vs. Inventive Step
European Case Law examples
UK Supreme Court battles (Warner-Lambert vs. Actavis/Pregabalin)
Fairness and Practicality
Is there anything special about patenting antibodies?
Contested area of law – Pharmaceuticals moving away from chemical products and more towards biotech products
Previously, patents were granted generously, with broad scope – Since screening has improved, requirement to prove more defined antibodies to secure protection
How to overcome the issue of inventiveness?