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Promise of federal protection brings new hope for critical US IP law[premium]

The United States lacks a strong framework for protecting trade secrets at the federal level. However, proposed legislation could be about to shake things up and provide new protection in this area Full text

Life gets harder for collective rights management organisations

Collective rights management organisations wield considerable power: they make claims for the unauthorised performance of music, collect remuneration for the public performance and pay that remuneration to the relevant performer. This business model worked smoothly until recently, when the High Commercial Court issued a ruling that complicates this process. Full text

Less is more – but still not enough – for Genentech’s dosing schedule patent

The High Court has decided that Genentech’s patent relating to a dosage regimen for Herceptin is invalid. This judgment highlights the importance of meeting the requirements for sufficient disclosure for claims based on dosage regimens and the difficulty of obtaining the information required in clinical trials. Full text

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