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Chinese AI start-up opens R&D centre in Singapore

Singapore01-02-2019

Chinese artificial intelligence start-up Yitu Technology has launched a new research and development centre in Singapore which will focus partly on applying the technology to medical diagnostics.

Australian court allows application for cattle genome patent

Australia23-01-2019

The Federal Court of Australia has allowed an application for a cattle genome patent, following a legal battle.

South Korean global licensing spikes n 2018

South Korea22-01-2019

South Korean pharmaceutical companies entered into 11 out-licensing deals with overseas partners in 2018, according to the country’s Ministry of Health and Welfare.

Sun Pharma buys Japanese company for $1m

India, Japan26-11-2018Mergers & acquisitions

India-based drug company Sun Pharma has made further inroads into the Japanese market with the planned acquisition of Pola Pharma.

Scientists want CRISPR regulation amid reports of foetus gene-editing

China26-11-2018

Scientists have urged policymakers to implement a regulatory framework governing the use of CRISPR technology in humans, following reports that a Chinese scientist has successfully created ‘edited’ twins.

Indian court rules in Sanofi’s favour in trademark suit

India21-11-2018

The Delhi High Court has ruled against a company for its ‘near identical’ imitation of pharmaceutical company Sanofi’s name and trademarks.

LSPN Europe 2018: Chinese filings impressive statement, says EPO director

China, EPO15-11-2018

Last year, for the first time in European Patent Office history, a Chinese company filed the most European patent applications, making an “impressive statement” on what companies in the country are doing, according to Peter Albrecht. 

Australia approves Arrow and Apotex merger

Australia21-09-2018

The Australian Competition & Consumer Commission announced yesterday that it has approved the merger of generic drugs companies Arrow and Apotex.

Bombay court finds company liable for infringing Glenmark TM

India03-09-2018

The Bombay High Court has imposed Rs 1.5 crore of costs on a pharmaceutical company which infringed India-based Glenmark Pharmaceuticals’ trademarks.

Finnegan partner joins Quinn Emanuel in Tokyo

Japan24-08-2018

York Faulkner, an IP partner from Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, has joined Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan in Tokyo.

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