We want to keep you up to date with developments in the IP world and let you know what we are up to at Mewburn Ellis.


Hitachi European R&D Centre launches new research facility in London

16 May 2017

Hitachi, Ltd. and Hitachi Europe, Ltd. have announced the opening of a Global Centre for Social Innovation-Europe (CSI-Europe) in the city of London.

Oramed Pharmaceuticals in the news

15 May 2017

Oramed Pharmaceuticals Inc, a clinical-stage pharmaceutical company focused on the development of oral drug delivery systems, have announced plans to develop a weight loss treatment in the form of an oral Leptin capsule.

2017 BIO International Convention

12 May 2017

Joanna Cripps, Nick Sutcliffe and Sean Jauss will be at BIO 2017 which takes place in San Diego from 19-22 June.

Sorrento Therapeutics Announces Closing of its Acquisition of Virttu Biologics

05 May 2017

Sorrento Therapeutics, Inc. has announced the closing of a transaction whereby its cellular therapy focused subsidiary, TNK Therapeutics, Inc. has acquired Virttu Biologics Limited.

Cambridge Enterprise licenses cholangiocyte stem cell technology to DefiniGEN

03 May 2017

DefiniGEN, a leading provider of stem cell products and services, has announced that it has strengthened its IP portfolio with a licence for cutting-edge cholangiocyte liver technology from Cambridge Enterprise.

Unitary Patent, UPC and opting out: some guidance

20 Apr 2017

The European Unitary Patent (EUP) and Unified Patent Court (UPC) are expected to be available in December 2017 onwards. There are several important considerations for European patent holders before this date. We provide three information sheets to help patent holders make these important decisions.

F-star Receive Annual Business Weekly Awards ‘Life Science Innovation’ Prize

10 Apr 2017

We congratulate our client F-star on being awarded the ‘Life Science Innovation’ prize at the Annual Business Weekly Awards 2017.

Autoliv recognised by General Motors as a 2016 Supplier of the Year Winner

10 Apr 2017

Congratulations to our client Autoliv,Inc. who were named General Motors Supplier of the Year 2016 for their sensing and diagnostic modules.

Bone tissue engineering becomes a reality

07 Apr 2017

A*STAR researchers have developed small biodegradable and biocompatible supports that aid stem cell differentiation and multiplication as well as bone formation in living animal models.

BerGenBio completes IPO, raising $49M for cancer trials

07 Apr 2017

The capital raised will be used to continue developing their range of selective AXL kinase inhibitors for the treatment of multiple aggressive cancers.

UK Patent Box’s maximum tax relief now available

06 Apr 2017

Having been gradually phased-in since 2013, the scheme now allows for the full reduction of corporation tax
down to 10%.

China Intellectual Property & Innovation Summit 2017

05 Apr 2017

Joseph Lenthall will be attending the China Intellectual Property and Innovation Summit in Shanghai on 20-21 April.

ECTA 2017

05 Apr 2017

Rebecca Anderson Smith will be at the ECTA 2017 conference in Budapest from 28 June to 1 July.

INTA 2017

05 Apr 2017

Roger Grimshaw, Andy King, Edmund Harrison and Emma Gallacher are looking forward to attending INTA’s 139th Annual Meeting.

IET Innovation Awards 2017

04 Apr 2017

We are delighted to be sponsoring the Emerging Technologies category at IET Innovation Awards this year.