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J&J pledges not to enforce TB patents in certain countries

US03-10-2023Legal developmentsMuireann Bolger

Non-profit hails move but urges other big pharma companies to follow suit | To avoid litigation, manufacturers must ensure generic versions are of good quality, medically acceptable, and are used only in the selected low-and middle-income countries.

Australia boutique hires experienced life sciences litigator

Australia23-02-2023Staff Writer

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

China, US07-02-2023Liz Hockley

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

Australia24-05-2022Sarah Speight

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

Australia30-11-2020Sarah Morgan

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

Australia15-10-2020Sarah Morgan

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

Asia, Australia, China, Singapore25-08-2020

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

China, US03-08-2020Sarah Morgan

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

China, Switzerland15-06-2020Sarah Morgan

Swiss healthcare company Roche has partnered with Chinese biotech Innovent Biologics to develop cell therapies and bispecific antibodies.

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