Life sciences tracker—UK
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
  • Court of Appeal
  • High Court
  • Judgments—Medical devices and medicinal products
  • More...

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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The Medicines and Medical Devices Act 202111 February 2021:
Royal Assent
13 February 2020:
Bill introduced
To track the progress of the Act through Parliament, see Practice Note: Medicines and Medical Devices Act 2021—Timeline of legislative procedure
The Bill does three things: (i) introduces targeted delegated powers in the fields of human medicines, veterinary medicines and medical devices to enable the existing regulatory frameworks to be updated following the UK’s departure from the EU; (ii) consolidates the enforcement provisions for medical devices and introduces sanctions; and (iii) provides an information gateway to enable the sharing of information held by the Secretary of State about medical devices, for example to warn members of

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