Intellectual Property & Life Sciences 2013: Legal developments you need to know about
21 January 2013
Mayer Brown Legal Update
This is a short guide to some of the key legal developments for intellectual property in the life sciences sector in 2013.
The developments include a proposed new EU Clinical Trials Regulation, progress of the EU unitary patent package, the UK Patent Box and R&D tax credit coming into effect, reform of the research and Bolar exceptions and a proposed new EU legislative framework for medical devices. They also include developments relating to database rights, exceptions to copyright law, changes to UK design law and a new EU Regulation on data protection.