Pinsent Masons


Pinsent Masons, awarded Law Firm of the Year by the Legal Business Awards 2019, is a full-service international law firm. With more than 1,800 lawyers globally and office locations on four continents, wherever your commercial interests take you, we have the footprint and expertise to provide support.

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Healthcare & Life Sciences

Life sciences patent bargain front and centre in Regeneron v Kymab
United Kingdom | 22 July 2020

The recent Supreme Court decision in Regeneron v Kymab has highlighted the risk-reward dynamic that exists for pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies that seek patent protection for innovations early in the discovery process. The court found that if a claimed patent monopoly defines a whole range of products, all of the products within the 'relevant range' must be appropriately enabled by the patent specification. This decision is of great importance to the biotechnology and wider life sciences sector.

COVID-19 crisis: clinical trials and cross-border collaboration
United Kingdom | 25 March 2020

The current circumstances are unsettling for many reasons, not least because there is still no approved vaccination or treatment for the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). Reflecting the collaborative approach recently called for by the European Medicines Agency, the UK Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency has indicated that it stands ready to support researchers, manufacturers and other regulators to develop medicinal products to fight and prevent the spread of COVID-19.