Gene, Method Patent Rulings Said Top Issues for Life Sciences This Year


Reproduced with permission from Life Sciences Law & Industry Report, 7 LSLR 63 (Jan. 11, 2013). Copyright 2013 by The Bureau of National Affairs, Inc. (800-372-1033)

Read the full article (PDF) with quotes from Matthew McFarlane and Sharon Roberg-Perez.

For 2013, much of the focus in the life sciences industry will be on patents, experts in life sciences predicted for BNA. Patentable subject matter in the United States and Europe, the scope of the patent infringement ‘‘safe harbor’’ provision, and ‘‘patent exhaustion’’ will be the top issues for 2013 as a result of the impact of past and anticipated court rulings, they said.