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Ropes & Gray hires from Johnson & Johnson in Shanghai

Pharma - News – 13 November 2018

Ropes & Gray has announced that Johnson & Johnson counsel Eric Wu is to re-join its Shanghai office as a life sciences partner.

China mulls new clinical trials rules

Pharma - News – 13 November 2018

China has issued clinical study guidelines for drugs treating bipolar disorder and schizophrenia.

McCarter & English adds two patent partners in Boston

Pharma - News – 13 November 2018

US McCarter & English has recruited IP lawyers John Gutkoski and Jonathan Lovely as partners in its Boston office.

EMA issues new guidance on paediatric pharmacovigilance practice

Pharma - News – 13 November 2018

The European Medicines Agency has released new guidelines for good pharmacovigilance practice (GVP) in paediatric populations.

ECJ finds medical device products ineligible for supplementary protection certificates

Pharma - News – 06 November 2018

Medicinal products and medical devices are “mutually exclusive” concepts under EU law, making it impossible for devices and their constituent substances to qualify for supplementary protection certificates (SPCs) to extend their patent terms, the European Court of Justice has said.

Four A&O alumni follow Dagg to Kirkland

Pharma - News – 06 November 2018

Four former members of the life sciences IP team at Allen & Overy have joined the firm’s ex-head of IP litigation Nicola Dagg at Kirkland & Ellis in London.

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