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Sanders calls on USPTO to block Gilead patent extension

US09-12-2019Rory O'Neill

US presidential candidate Bernie Sanders has called on the US Patent and Trademark Office to block extensions to two Gilead Sciences patents covering HIV prevention drugs including Descovy.

Medtronic sued over artificial heart valves

US06-12-2019Rory O'Neill

Medtronic, the world’s largest medical devices company, is facing a patent infringement lawsuit over its line of artificial heart valves.

Generic drugmaker to pay $3m antitrust fine

US05-12-2019Sarah Morgan

New Jersey-based generic drugmaker Rising Pharmaceuticals has admitted to conspiring to fix prices and allocate customers for a generic hypertension drug.

Astellas doubles down on gene therapy with $3bn Audentes deal

Japan, US05-12-2019Sarah Morgan

Astellas is set to buy US-based Audentes Therapeutics for approximately $3 billion, as the Japanese pharmaceutical company looks to boost its gene therapy expertise.

Barnes & Thornburg adds 17, creates three new offices

US03-12-2019Rory O'Neill

Barnes & Thornburg has recruited a new life sciences patent group from the IP boutique Brinks, Gilson & Lione.

Genus sues Mallinckrodt over secret cocaine hydrochloride studies

US03-12-2019Rory O'Neill

Genus Lifesciences is suing pharmaceutical company Mallinckrodt for misusing trade secrets related to a cocaine hydrochloride formulation.

Munich court rules for Bio-Rad in 10x Genomics dispute

Germany03-12-2019Rory O'Neill

California-based Bio-Rad Laboratories has obtained an injunction from a German court in its long-running dispute with US biotechnology company 10x Genomics.

DLA Piper hires Arnold & Porter counsel

US27-11-2019Sarah Morgan

DLA Piper has strengthened its San Francisco office with the addition of a former Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer counsel.

Roche buys fibrotic diseases biotech in $1.4bn deal

Switzerland, US19-11-2019

Switzerland-based Roche has agreed to acquire Promedior and its portfolio of molecules for serious fibrotic diseases. 

Chinese state-owned chemical firm in fungicide patent suit

China, US14-11-2019Rory O'Neill

A Chinese state-owned chemical firm is suing US crop protection products company Atticus for patent infringement.

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