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Novartis and others in ‘unprecedented’ COVID-19 partnership

China, UK, US27-03-2020

A consortium of life sciences companies including Novartis, Bristol Myers Squibb and GSK have united to accelerate the development, manufacture and delivery of vaccines, diagnostics, and treatments for COVID-19. 

Abbott scores case-ending sanctions against wholesaler

US26-03-2020Sarah Morgan

Medical device maker Abbott has secured a series of case-ending sanctions against a wholesaler, bringing the five-year-long dispute to a close.

Costa Rica asks WHO to create voluntary COVID-19 IP pool

Costa Rica26-03-2020

The Costa Rican government has asked the World Health Organization to create a voluntary pool to collect patent rights for technologies that are useful for the detection, prevention, control and treatment of the COVID-19 pandemic.

US companies hit hardest by fake medicines: EUIPO, OECD

EU24-03-2020Sarah Morgan

Companies registered in the US are hit hardest by the trade in counterfeit medicines, which in 2016 reached $4.4 billion, according to a report from the European Union Intellectual Property Office. 

PacBio pledges to fight invalidation of patents after bitter dispute

US19-03-2020Rory O'Neill

California-based Pacific Biosciences has accused a UK rival of exploiting the coronavirus pandemic in a patent infringement trial.

Biogen takes Creative Biolabs to court over antibody

US19-03-2020Sarah Morgan

Biogen and the University of Zurich have accused New York-based Creative Biolabs of unlawfully selling copies of Biogen’s aducanumab antibody.

Fed Circuit restores two Illumina DNA patents in blow to Roche

US19-03-2020Rory O'Neil

The US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has ruled that two Illumina DNA detection patents are valid, in a reversal of a California district court.

Fortress offers licences after COVID-19 testing patent backlash

US19-03-2020Edward Pearcey

Labrador Diagnostics, a subsidiary of Fortress Investment Group, has offered royalty-free licences to third parties for its patent-protected diagnostics technology, just days after suing US-based health startup BioFire, which is attempting to develop COVID-19 testing kits.

US pitch for German COVID-19 vaccine maker prompts anger

Germany, US17-03-2020Edward Pearcey

German authorities have reacted angrily to media reports that US President Donald Trump offered $1 billion to CureVac, a Germany-based company seeking a COVID-19 vaccine, to move its operations to the US.

Uni of South Florida researchers accuse Hologic of patent infringement

US12-03-2020Edward Pearcey

The University of South Florida Research Foundation has accused medical technology company Hologic of patent infringement, related to diagnosis methods for digital mammography.

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