In a recent patent case, the grant of a supplementary protection certificate ("SPC") – which gives up to five years' extra patent protection – was revoked by the UK High Court as a consequence of annuity fees being underpaid by a company's agent.
Womble Bond Dickinson (WBD) has advised Puma Private Equity which led a £6 million equity investment into Tictrac, a leading health engagement company. The corporate team was led by Partner Leon Miller, Managing Associate Alex Fergus and South African qualified lawyer Alice Millar who advised on the transaction.
Womble Bond Dickinson (WBD) has advised Camden Partners Nexus, a Baltimore-based venture capital firm with a focus on biomedical technology companies, on its participation in an $80m series B investment round in COMPASS Pathways.
Following the European Commission's March press release on the suggested postponement of the effective date of the Medical Device Regulation (the MDR), given the impact of the Coronavirus pandemic, it's formal Proposal was published on Friday 3 April. This Preparatory Act, which amends the date of application of various provisions in the MDR from 26 May 2020 to 26 May 2021, has still to be approved by both the European Parliament and the Council.
We previously outlined some of the key questions that we had been asked by businesses in relation to managing the risks of COVID-19 from a health and safety perspective. This note provides an update of the position (as at 3 April 2020) to reflect recent developments which remain under constant review.
The MHRA has published its guidance for manufacturers wishing to assist the UK by turning their capabilities to the urgent manufacture of ventilators during the Coronavirus outbreak. The guidance includes information on the minimum specification for clinically acceptable ventilators to be used in UK hospitals during the COVID-19 outbreak. These clinical requirements are based on the consensus of opinion on what is ‘minimally acceptable’ performance by anaesthesia and intensive care medicine professionals and medical device regulators.
Inventions made by employees and protected under the Patents Act 1977 (the "1977 Act") which have exceptional success on the market may entitle that employee to a fair share of the benefit received by their employer.
Waiting lists for routine surgery are reported to have risen by up to 50% in England because consultants have begun refusing to work beyond their planned hours after receiving unexpected tax bills, following new pension rules in 2016.