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Spring Public Lectures Series 2018

A series of lectures on topical issues of IP law and policy, featuring Martin Husovec (Tilburg University”, Gustavo Ghidini (University of Milan), Matt Fisher (UCL)

The effects of ‘Brexit’ on UK IP

Back in 2016 CIPPM hosted a symposium on the effects of the withdrawal from the European Union on UK intellectual property law. Now that we have reached the turning point of the UK/EU negotiations not much clarity as yet been made on the future of IP in the UK – for instance on the fate […]

IP and Human Genetic Databases

Human genetic databases are large collections of biological samples and personal details of individuals, which can be used for many purposes of medical research. Participants in these projects have expectations of collective benefits resulting from the use of the samples they donate and the information they provide access to. However, the current legal regime does not […]

Patenting bioprinting technologies

“Three dimensional (3D) bioprinting is the utilization of 3D printing and 3D printing–like techniques to combine cells, growth factors, and biomaterials to fabricate biomedical parts that maximally imitate natural tissue characteristics” (Wikipedia). Bioprinting raises complex ethical and legal issues, at the intersection of law and technology. Dr Marc Mimler‘s newly published book-chapter ‘Patenting Bioprinting-Technologies in the US and Europe: The […]