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Can the FTC push through a law that has perturbed America’s life sciences industry? Unlikely, says the lawyer appointed by the world’s largest HR group opposing the move.
Signs show that an uptick of life sciences cases at the Unified Patent Court is likely, but does the court have capacity? Anna Leathley, Richard Newell & Sarah Mitchell of Carpmaels & Ransford explore.
As the company challenges Pfizer and BioNTech over COVID-19 vaccine patents, issues over the enforceability of pledges made during the pandemic may make pharma think twice in future, finds Marisa Woutersen.
As artificial intelligence creates a complex legal landscape for healthcare and medtech, Janine Swarbrick of HGF explores two case studies that shed light on how to claim an AI invention.
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Applicants face tough scrutiny for claims around the laws of nature, but details of new processes, steps or guidance can help patents pass the courts’ two-step test, says Michael Taylor of Harness IP.
It is critical that the emerging field of personalised medicine receives appropriate patent protection, explain Joel Coles and Theo Cooper of Powell Gilbert.
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Well-resourced NPEs looking to play the injunction card are eyeing up the court—companies with European operations should prepare, say Tom Oliver and Jessica Rosethorn of Powell Gilbert.
Agreeing to a dispute resolution mechanism in an international joint venture requires forward thinking, say Jens Petry and Tom Gassmann, Squire Patton Boggs.
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13 June 2024   Court grants temporary restraining order against defendants following Roche allegations | Company claims India-based counterfeiters selling low-quality diabetes test products on Amazon.
11 June 2024   Illumina and Molecular Loop have filed complaints over DNA testing innovations | Illumina said one Molecular Loop patent was unenforceable due to ‘inequitable conduct’
11 June 2024   Victory for Amneal Pharmaceuticals as court dismisses infringement claims | Decision orders Teva to remove patents covering its breathing drug from the FDA's Orange Book | Paves the way for Amneal's generic version.
6 June 2024   Latest addition to the firm brings medtech expertise and experience assisting digital health companies using AI and machine learning | Move comes at a time when “health care companies are thinking more like technology companies”.
6 June 2024   Swiss multinational claims Trividia infringed two patents | Roche says former employees with knowledge of patents joined Sinocare subsidiary.
6 June 2024   Complaint sought judicial validation of the company's patent claims for a distributive shock treatment | Disputes the PTAB's decision deeming the invention obvious.
4 June 2024   Court seen as “exceeding expectations” | Experts urge caution, emphasising that confident and reliable court judgments are needed | High-stakes patent litigation, especially in pharmaceuticals, remains predominantly within national courts.
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