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Nevro escalates patent dispute with Boston Scientific

US25-02-2021Muireann Bolger

Medical device maker Nevro has hit competitor Boston Scientific with a lawsuit for allegedly infringing patents that cover a spinal cord stimulation technology.

Fed Circ panel reviews $235m GSK award over ‘skinny’ Teva generic

US25-02-2021Muireann Bolger

A panel of the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has considered for a second time the $235 million award to GlaxoSmithKline after Teva Pharmaceuticals was found to have infringed its Coreg heart drug.

Fed Circuit cancels skin cancer detection patent

US22-02-2021Rory O'Neill

The US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has cancelled claims of a Melanoscan patent covering methods of detecting skin cancer.

Amgen antibody patents ‘too broad’, says Fed Circuit

US16-02-2021Rory O'Neill

The US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has invalidated two Amgen antibody patents, finding that their functional claims were too broad.

CBD retailer sues over rival’s ‘false, disparaging’ TM use

US15-02-2021Rory O'Neill

Cannabidiol retailer cbdMD is suing rival Majik Medicine over the latter’s use of the ‘CBD MD’ trademark, claiming it is confusing consumers.

J&J unit accuses rival of ‘shocking’ trade secrets theft

US11-02-2021Muireann Bolger

A Johnson & Johnson unit has accused eye care product manufacturer Alcon of trade secrets theft, alleging that it had perpetrated “piracy of a nearly unfathomable scale” in ripping off a computer code.

Federal Circuit denies further term extensions to shoulder surgery patentee

US09-02-2021Alex Baldwin

The US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has upheld a decision by a district court that an inventor cannot further extend his shoulder surgery patent after already being granted a term adjustment period by the US Patent and Trademark Office.

J&J reaches $6m settlement over counterfeit surgical tools

India, US09-02-2021Rory O'Neill

Johnson & Johnson has settled its case against Advanced Inventory Management, trading as eSutures, which it accused of distributing counterfeit and contaminated surgical tools.

WHO: 250 million COVID-19 tests to reach low-income countries


More than 250 million rapid COVID-19 tests will be made available for low and middle-income countries as part of a World Health Organization initiative to accelerate the global response to the virus.

FTC hits Amneal, Impax and Endo with antitrust suit

US28-01-2021Muireann Bolger

The US Federal Trade Commission is suing Endo Pharmaceuticals, Impax Laboratories, and Impax’s owner Amneal Pharmaceuticals, alleging that they were party to a 2017 agreement that violated antitrust law.

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