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Life Sciences & Healthcare

Italy

CMS Adonnino Ascoli & Cavasola Scamoni has developed a broad expertise in the field of life sciences. Our life sciences & healthcare practice includes the assistance of clients which operate in the fields of pharmaceuticals, biotechnology medical devices and more generally health care services. We regularly advise life science & healthcare companies on corporate governance matters and licensing and contracts, as well as day-to-day corporate issues.

Our team can count on professionals “borrowed” on a regular basis, to life sciences from other departments of the firm including team of corporate and intellectual property professionals who can boast a significant experience securing and defending patent positions and regulatory law issues in order for companies to comply with the Italian regulatory law.

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    Pharmaceuticals

    Today the pharmaceutical industry is rapidly growing. This is a highly complex industry and represents one of the fastest growing on the market.

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    23 March 2020
    Cov­id-19 in Italy: sim­pli­fied pro­ced­ures for phar­ma­ceut­ic­als and clin­ic­al...
    20 April 2020
    CMS Ex­pert Guide to ad­vert­ising of medi­cines and med­ic­al devices
    Are you look­ing for in­form­a­tion on phar­ma­ceut­ic­al ad­vert­ising reg­u­la­tion and med­ic­al device ad­vert­ising? Learn more about it in this CMS Ex­pert Guide.
    14 September 2020
    An EPO Case Law Round-Up: Ad­ded Mat­ter
    The EPO is well-known for its strict ap­proach to as­sess­ing amend­ments un­der the ad­ded mat­ter pro­vi­sion of Art­icle 123 of the European Pat­ent Con­ven­tion. This of­ten cre­ates com­plex leg­al scen­ari­os which...
    09/04/2019
    CMS al fianco della so­ci­età belga Medi-Mar­ket S.A. per l’ac­quis­iz­ione di...
    20 April 2020
    CMS Ex­pert Guide to can­nabis law and le­gis­la­tion
    Are you look­ing for in­form­a­tion on can­nabis law and le­gis­la­tion? This CMS Ex­pert Guide provides you with everything you need to know.
    13 August 2020
    Sus­tain­able food pro­gress may close glob­al reg­u­lat­ory gap
    In­nov­a­tion in the sus­tain­able food sec­tor is for­ging ahead at a re­mark­able pace. Our cur­rent food sources ac­count for nearly one-third of glob­al GHG emis­sions while con­sumers are in­creas­ingly bet­ter edu­cated...
    06/03/2019
    The European Com­mis­sion sets new rules for the qual­ity con­trol of medi­cines...
    22 July 2020
    Around 1600 view­ers re­gister for live video stream of com­puter soft­ware...
    The En­larged Board of the European Pat­ent Of­fice re­cently heard or­al ar­gu­ments con­cern­ing pat­entab­il­ity of a com­puter soft­ware in­ven­tion. This rare event was video streamed to over 1600 pat­ent stake­hold­ers....
    01/02/2019
    Get­ting the Deal Through – Life Sci­ences 2019
    14 July 2020
    Santen ends Neur­im-style SPCs
    The word­ing of Art­icle 3(d) of the SPC Reg­u­la­tion re­quires that the SPC ap­plic­a­tion must rely on “the first au­thor­isa­tion to place the product on the mar­ket as a medi­cin­al product”. This sug­gests...
    06/06/2018
    European Com­mis­sion pro­poses SPC ex­emp­tions for gen­er­ics selling out­side...
    08 July 2020
    “WIPO PROOF”: WIPO’s new on­line ser­vice which helps in­nov­at­ors and cre­at­ors...
    The World In­tel­lec­tu­al Prop­erty Or­gan­isa­tion (WIPO) re­cently launched its new on­line busi­ness ser­vice, “WIPO PROOF”. The plat­form aims to help in­nov­at­ors and cre­at­ors safe­guard their in­tel­lec­tu­al...