Focusing on genetic construct when applying for drug patent could be key to obtaining protection

Russia has a lively pharmaceutical market, in which it is possible to obtain comprehensive patent protection for products and methods that are aimed at treating and diagnosing specific diseases.

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Linklaters poised for Dublin office launch

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Magic circle and US firms win roles on KKR’s electricity acquisition

Clifford Chance and Allen & Overy acted alongside two US firms on a deal that will see PE powerhouse KKR become a major shareholder of Finland’s biggest electricity distribution company. The two magic circle firms were on the opposite sides of a deal that ended in KKR and Canadian pension fund Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan […]

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