May 20, 2021 - Regulatory, United Kingdom

UK’s new emissions trading scheme hosts first auctions

Stephanie Pong, London trainee solicitor contributed to the writing of this article. On January 1, 2021, the UK launched its very own emissions trading scheme (the “UK ETS”) exercising its autonomy since departing the EU. Under this scheme, companies operating in certain sectors can trade …›

Global HealthTech CEO Connect: Software as a Medical Device in the U.S. and EU Recap

On Friday, March 26, 2021, over 180 attendees worldwide attended McKinsey & Company’s first Global HealthTech CEO Connect of 2021. The discussion focused on regulatory and legal considerations for software as a medical device (SaMD) in both the United States and Europe and specific …›

GSAS Harvard Biotech Club and Morrison & Foerster’s New Course

MoFo & GSAS Harvard Biotech Club’s new course, “Legal Topics for Scientists, Entrepreneurs, and Start Ups,” started on November 11, with more than 100 life sciences graduate students, post-docs, and industry professionals. The Harvard Biotech Club is a student organization that seeks to bridge …›

Legal Topics for Scientists, Entrepreneurs, and Start Ups

The GSAS Harvard Biotech Club and Morrison & Foerster course on Legal Topics for Scientists, Entrepreneurs, and Start Ups features a combination of lectures and interactive workshops and is designed for students, post-docs, entrepreneurs, and investors with life sciences and tech backgrounds to learn …›

Patent Offices Extend Certain Deadlines, but Proceed With Caution

Patent applicants facing a funds shortage because of COVID-19 may be glad to hear that many patent offices have extended certain patent prosecution deadlines. For example, the U.S. Patent Office has extended various patent deadlines until June 1, 2020 and the European Patent Office …›

Germany, UK, USA: Are Patent Exceptions the Cure to COVID-19?

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to spread globally, the life sciences industry is at the forefront of addressing the urgent need for pharmaceuticals, diagnostics, ventilators, and personal protective equipment capable of helping to contain the surge. While the laws of many countries provide for certain …›