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Europol notes ‘worrying trend’ in fake medicines

EU09-03-2020Rory O'Neill

EU authorities seized €7.9 million worth of counterfeit medicines—including fake cancer drugs, antivirals, and erectile dysfunction medicines—as part of an operation carried out last year.

Genentech in $1.7bn immuno-oncology deal

UK, US27-02-2020Sarah Morgan

California-headquartered biotech Genentech has agreed to pay $30 million upfront to develop immuno-oncology therapies with UK-based Bicycle Therapeutics.

Sanofi to create ‘world’s second biggest’ API manufacturer

EU27-02-2020Rory O'Neill

French drugmaker Sanofi is looking to create a new European manufacturer of active pharmaceutical ingredients, amid concerns over dependence on a Chinese manufacturing sector hit by coronavirus.

GSK and Chinese biotech unite for coronavirus vaccine development

China, UK25-02-2020Sarah Morgan

British drugmaker GSK and Chinese biotech Clover Biopharmaceuticals have partnered to develop a protein-based coronavirus vaccine candidate.

Sanofi partners with HHS to work on COVID-19 vaccine

France, US19-02-2020Sarah Morgan

Sanofi’s vaccine unit has united with the US Department of Health and Human Services to develop a vaccine for the COVID-19 virus, which has so far killed more than 2,000 people worldwide.

Eli Lilly claims another victory in Taltz patent battle

UK18-02-2020Rory O'Neill

The English High Court has invalidated key claims of a patent owned by Roche subsidiary Genentech, following a lawsuit filed by US rival Eli Lilly.

University of California gains ground after EPO backs CRISPR patent

EU11-02-2020Sarah Morgan

In a victory for the University of California, the European Patent Office has affirmed a CRISPR patent issued to Emmanuelle Charpentier, the University of California, and the University of Vienna.

EIP boosts medtech practice with HGF partner


Gareth Probert, the former head of HGF’s Nottingham, UK office, has joined EIP to strengthen its medtech and healthcare practice.

Canadian cannabis brand blocked from UK TM registration

UK07-02-2020Rory O'Neill

The UK Intellectual Property Office has blocked Canadian brand Vivo Cannabis from registering ‘Lumina’ as a trademark, after an opposition from an Italian pharmaceutical company.

CIPA and UKIPO join forces to change misleading Brexit advice

EU, UK03-02-2020Sarah Morgan

The UK Intellectual Property Office and the Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys have worked together to ensure changes are made to “misleading” advice issued by the EU’s Community Plant Variety Office.

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