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  • New Partner appointment in Manchester

    Venner Shipley is delighted to announce the appointment of Paul Misselbrook as a partner to head up our Manchester office.

    Venner Shipley is delighted to announce the appointment of Paul Misselbrook as a partner to head up our Manchester office. As a dual-qualified Patent and Trade Mark Attorney and a qualified IP litigator, Paul brings broad experience of IP protection and advice to the existing Manchester team. His appointment allows the team to provide specialist advice across the whole IP spectrum from patents to trade marks, and in all technical fields, from biotechnology through to manufacturing and software.

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    EU General Court confirms that there is no general presumption of confidentiality in clinical study

    The circumstances in which clinical data concerning authorised medicinal products can be disclosed by the European Medicines Agency (EMA), continues to generate debate. In the recent case of Amicus Therapeutics v European Medicines Agency (EMA) (Case T-33/17), the General Court (Second Chamber) of the European Union has confirmed that there is no general presumption of confidentiality of certain categories of documents submitted in the context of a marketing authorisation application, and in particular clinical study reports.

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    EPO Fee Changes from 1 April 2018

    The European Patent Office (EPO) has announced that there will be a number of fee changes coming into effect from 1 April 2018. There is no general fee increase as there has been in line with inflation in previous years, however a number of official fees will be affected and there could be a substantial cost saving by taking the following into consideration before 1 April 2018: