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'Patent Box' Legislation Attracts GSK to Invest $776 Million in U.K.

9:00 AM MST | November 30, 2010 | Alex Scott

Legislation proposed this week by the U.K. government to encourage the development of intellectual property (IP) and manufacturing in the U.K. has led GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) to announce a £500 million ($776 million) investment in R&D and manufacturing in the country.   GSK’s package of planned investments features a £50 million U.K. venture capital fund for early stage healthcare companies and university spin outs; formation of a green chemistry academy at the University of Nottingham (Nottingham, U.K.); additional investment in...

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