New York judge awards $33m to Abbott in diabetes test strip dispute
H&H Wholesale Services found to have committed ‘fraud on the court’ | Final amount includes attorneys’ fees and costs.
Edwards Lifesciences revives Fintiv challenge
Medtech company wins reversal of earlier ruling | Door opens to mount a challenge of controversial rule | USPTO director‘s updated guidelines influence court’s reasoning.
US govt wades into Moderna COVID row
The pharma company is accused of using patented tech for a drug-delivery system without authorisation | Moderna sought to escape the suit by claiming that its contract with the US government conferred immunity.
Federal Circuit rejects Dartmouth College bid to overturn patent ruling
Dietary supplements containing a form of vitamin B3 found in cow’s milk are unpatentable | Judge cites Myriad noting that the “act of isolating the NR compared to how NR naturally exists in milk is not sufficient, on its own, to confer patent eligibility”.
Eye care company settles with J&J Surgical Vision for $199m
J&J had accused defendant of infringing patents related to cataract surgery | Company also complained its copyright-protected computer programs had been ripped off, alleging “piracy of a nearly unfathomable scale”.
Medtronic unit to pay $106.5 million in heart valve feud
Jury rules that a medical device infringes a pair of Colibri patents | Medtronic fails to prove patent was invalid.
USITC to investigate potential section 337 breach in trade secrets case
Viking alleges Chinese competitor stole information relating to metabolic disorders drug.
Gilead avoids $1.2bn patent clash at SCOTUS
Subsidiary held that its arguments were same as those cited in the much-anticipated Amgen v Sanofi | Dispute concerns a cancer treatment used to treat B-cell lymphoma.
Abbott secures $26m damages in TM clash
Distributors and pharmacies face millions in damages and costs after selling international versions of Abbott products in the US | Fraud upon the court discovered after a court-authorised search of defendant’s premises seized an email server.
Minneapolis law firm gains new partner
Addition is a former chair of a patent practice group | New partner has expertise in complex disputes over medical devices | Barnes & Thornburg | Patterson Thuente Pedersen.