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|Antibodies have revolutionized medicine and biotechnology, and have become indispensable tools in therapy, diagnostics, analytics, and research. Therapeutic antibodies, for example, have become firmly established in the ranks of blockbuster drugs, currently accounting for about half of the top 10 best-selling medicines. At the same time, a body of case law dealing specifically with the patentability of antibody-related inventions and the enforcement of antibody patents has emerged in major jurisdictions. The, at times, significant divergences between different jurisdictions have been compounded by recent decisions in the United States, which have severely curtailed the possibilities to obtain broad antibody patents. It is therefore essential to understand how antibody inventions are assessed in different jurisdictions in order to secure an optimal patent protection and to successfully enforce such patents.|
This book provides practitioners with a comprehensive resource elucidating all aspects of the patenting of antibodies from initial drafting and prosecution to enforcement, using a country-by-country format. The updated and expanded Second Edition covers more than 30 of the most important IP jurisdictions worldwide – i.e., the European Patent Office, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, the Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, the United States of America, Canada, Mexico, the Andean Community (Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, and Peru), Argentina, Brazil, Chile, China, India, Israel, Japan, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Australia, and New Zealand. The 49 contributors to this book, all distinguished experts in this field, provide clear and practice-oriented advice on a range of topics including:
- Which types of antibody inventions are patent-eligible?
- Which types of functional and structural features are accepted for claiming antibodies?
- What needs to be considered when defining antibodies in terms of their antigen, target affinity, binding specificity, epitope, competitive binding and other characteristics in relation to reference antibodies, as well as their effects on the target?
- Which pitfalls must be avoided when defining amino acid sequences, chemical modifications or glycosylation patterns, and when relying on cell line deposits?
- Which breadth of claims is accepted for antibody inventions, and what experimental support is required?
- Which specific medical applications of antibodies can be claimed?
- How is inventive step assessed in the specific case of antibody inventions?
- What has to be considered when enforcing antibody patents, including in relation to biosimilars as well as the doctrine of equivalence?
All chapters follow the same structure, which makes this book easily accessible and allows a direct comparison between different jurisdictions. Practitioners will find the much-needed tools and guidance to secure the best possible patent protection for antibody inventions in more than 30 of the most important jurisdictions worldwide.
This book is the fifth volume in the AIPPI Law Series which has been established together with the International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI), a non-affiliated, non-profit organization dedicated to improving and promoting the protection of intellectual property at both national and international levels.
Table Of Contents
About the Editors
About the Contributors
Shoichi Okuyama, President of AIPPI
Jürgen Meier & Oswin Ridderbusch
Chapter 1 European Patent Office
Jürgen Meier, Oswin Ridderbusch & Hans-Rainer Jaenichen
Chapter 2 Belgium
Chapter 3 Denmark
Jan Mondrup Pedersen & Jakob Schwalbe Lohmann
Chapter 4 Finland
Chapter 5 France
Cyra Nargolwalla & Isabelle Labarre
Chapter 6 Germany
Chapter 7 Hungary
Chapter 8 Ireland
Donal M. Kelly
Chapter 9 Italy
Elisa Turri & Olga Capasso
Chapter 10 The Netherlands
Chapter 11 Poland
Chapter 12 Spain
Chapter 13 Sweden
Chapter 14 Switzerland
Chapter 15 United Kingdom
Daniel Lim, Kate Taylor & Claire Baldock
Chapter 16 United States of America
John C. Todaro & Michele M. Wales
Chapter 17 Canada
Graeme Boocock & Charles A. Boulakia
Chapter 18 Mexico
Héctor E. Chagoya-Cortes & Israel Jiménez
Chapter 19 Andean Community: Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, and Peru
Andres Rincon, Carolina Vargas & Sergio Arboleda
Chapter 20 Argentina
Martin Bensadon & Cristian D. Bittel
Chapter 21 Brazil
Maria Carmen de Souza Brito & Pedro Henrique Borges de Figueiredo
Chapter 22 Chile
Rodrigo Marré Grez & Allison Ortega del Valle
Chapter 23 China
Chapter 24 India
Mamta Rani Jha
Chapter 25 Israel
David Gilat & Mirit Lotan
Chapter 26 Japan
Takashi Fujita & Osamu Yamamoto
Chapter 27 Singapore
Kian Hoe Khoo
Chapter 28 South Korea
Chapter 29 Taiwan
Paul C.C. Chen, Yih-Lin Chung, Arpita Dutta & Wei-Ting Liao
Chapter 30 Australia and New Zealand
Table of Cases