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The Research and Bolar exceptions: patent infringement in pharmaceutical clinical and field trials

Reference: 2011-003

Launch date: 6 June 2011
Closing date: 31 July 2011

The purpose of this consultation is to investigate the impact, if any, of UK patent legislation on the conduct of clinical and field trials involving pharmaceuticals in the UK.

The consultation is directed at all interested parties including owners of pharmaceutical patents and bodies involved in the organisation or performance of clinical or field trials using pharmaceuticals in the UK.