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Ahead of her panel discussion at LSPN North America, BioNTech’s patent counsel, shares insights into her role and ensuring innovations meet the criteria of novelty and nonobviousness.   2 May 2024
Former senior legal advisor at USPTO brings wealth of life sciences experience | Move represents transition back into private practice after two decades.   2 May 2024
Settlement comes after Acuitas alleged CureVac deliberately omitted its scientists as inventors on four US patents related to COVID-19 vaccines, claiming co-inventorship | Patents in suit relate to ongoing litigation with Pfizer and BioNTech.   30 April 2024
Agreement clears the way for Sandoz to launch denosumab biosimilars in May 2025 | Dispute over multiple patents covering Prolia and Xgeva resolved.   30 April 2024
New claim from GlaxoSmithKline is latest in litany of lawsuits against rivals | US lawsuit, potentially worth “billions of dollars”, is filed as UK trial kicks off between Moderna, Pfizer and BioNTech.   26 April 2024
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GSK subsidiary and Exavir Therapeutics end dispute over licensing rights for HIV-drug compounds | Resolution follows allegations that Exavir's actions disrupted ViiV Healthcare's research collaboration with a US university.   25 April 2024
Improving patient access is a UN goal but for companies transitioning from trials to full-scale production, IP is essential, explains Katherine Collins of Mewburn Ellis.   25 April 2024
UK High Court invalidates two patents due to “overwhelming evidence” supplied by defendant | Biotech firm files same claims in Netherlands division of UPC on same day.   25 April 2024
Vanda denied opportunity to revive patents for its sleep-disorder drug in dispute against Teva | Decision also rejects revisiting the 2007 case, KSR International v Teleflex, concerning the issue of obviousness in patent claims.   23 April 2024
Opposition Division upholds patent challenged by 'straw men' | Dutch biotech has seen off challenges to patents in Europe and Japan.   23 April 2024