Life sciences tracker—UK

The following Life Sciences practice note provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • Life sciences tracker—UK
  • Legislation
  • Judgments—Patents
  • Supreme Court
  • Court of Appeal
  • High Court
  • Judgments—Supplementary protection certificates
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Life sciences tracker—UK

This Practice Note is intended to be used to track the progress of UK legislative proposals, relevant cases and current consultations relevant to the life sciences sector.

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  1. Legislation

  2. Judgments—Patents

  3. Judgments—Supplementary protection certificates

  4. Judgments—Medical devices and medicinal products

  5. Judgments—Trade marks

  6. Consultations

For archived items on life sciences, see Practice Note: Life sciences tracker [Archived].

For a discussion on the extent to which UK courts and tribunals are bound by EU case law after the end of the transition period, see Q&A: Are UK courts and tribunals bound by decisions of the Court of Justice of the European Union post-Brexit?

Legislation

For archived legislation, see Practice Note: Life sciences tracker [Archived]—Legislation.

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Advanced Research and Invention Agency BillTBC:
House of Lords—Second reading
The Bill aims to create the Advanced Research and Invention Agency (ARIA), a research funding agency whose role will be to fund ‘high-risk, high-payoff’ research endeavours whose outcome may not have an obvious immediate ‘real world’ application (see the explanatory notes).
The House of Commons has published a briefing paper examining the Bill.
For further information, see the UK Parliament website; to track the progress of the Bill through Parliament, see the UK Parliament website—Bill stages.
The Medicines and Medical Devices Act 2021 (Commencement No 1 and Transitional and Savings Provision) Regulations 2021, SI 2021/61026 May 2021:
Certain provisions of the Medicines

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