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Edouard Becker focuses his practice on intellectual property law, with a particular focus on pharmaceutical, medical device, biotech and healthcare industries. He regularly advises French and foreign companies on transactional, licensing and regulatory matters. He particularly advises life sciences companies in the preparation and negotiation of collaborations, licensing and distribution agreements.

Paris Court of Appeals Rejects Pharmaceutical Supplementary Protection Certificate Applications


By and on Jun 17, 2021
Posted In EU Update, Life Sciences

One of the conditions for obtaining an SPC is that “the product is protected by a basic patent in force”. The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) clarified to what extent a product must be identified by the claims to meet this condition in Teva, Eli Lilly, and Royalty Pharma. In Eli Lilly,...

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IP Ownership Considerations in Multi-jurisdictional Software Development Agreements


By and on Jun 10, 2021
Posted In Copyrights, EU Update, Life Sciences, Patents, Trademarks

As a result of the healthcare sector’s growing dependence on software, health IT companies are increasingly taking advantage of globalisation to engage contractors in low wage jurisdictions to develop their user-facing software applications. This can trigger unforeseen legal risks owing to the differing laws across jurisdictions related to the ownership and transfer of intellectual property...

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