Australia boutique hires experienced life sciences litigator
New recruit joins from DLA Piper and will head up firm’s litigation team | Previously worked on Pfizer v Samsung Bioepis, Jusand v Rattlejack & Murray Engineering, and Pfizer v Sandoz | Follows prosecutor Chris Vindurampulle who joined in October last year.
USITC to investigate potential section 337 breach in trade secrets case
Viking alleges Chinese competitor stole information relating to metabolic disorders drug.
Australian court rejects Boehringer opposition bid against MSD unit’s anti-parasitic drug patent
The Federal Court of Australia has refused an appeal request in a decade-long case brought by Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health against MSD subsidiary, Intervet International.
Wyeth secures Australian injunction against MSD vaccine
The Federal Court of Australia has granted Pfizer subsidiary Wyeth’s bid for an injunction against Merck Sharp Dohme in a dispute over vaccine patents.
Australian court issues mixed vaccine patent ruling
In a mixed decision for Merck Sharp Dohme, the Federal Court of Australia has concluded that the pharmaceutical company is infringing one patent owned by Wyeth, but that two other Wyeth patents are invalid.
Spruson & Ferguson promotes four to principal
Law firm Spruson & Ferguson has appointed four new principals across the firm as part of its 2020 promotions. The appointments have been made in the firm’s Hong Kong, Singapore, Sydney and Melbourne offices.
Children’s hospital researcher admits selling trade secrets to China
A former researcher at the research institute of the Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Ohio has pleaded guilty to conspiring to steal scientific trade secrets to sell in China.
Australian court affirms Mylan patent invalidation
The Federal Court of Australia has upheld a patent victory for Indian generic manufacturer Sun Pharma over Mylan in a dispute over cholesterol drug fenofibrate.
Roche and Innovent unite in $2bn biospecifics deal
Swiss healthcare company Roche has partnered with Chinese biotech Innovent Biologics to develop cell therapies and bispecific antibodies.
WHO launches COVID-19 pool with 37 countries
The World Health Organization has launched a COVID-19 technology pool, with 37 countries and multiple international partners and institutions rallying together to support the initiative.